Delve Winter 2019 – The Tenth Muse: Women Poets From Cuneiform To Spoken Word

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Delve Winter 2019 – The Tenth Muse: Women Poets From Cuneiform To Spoken Word

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The Tenth Muse: Women Poets From Cuneiform To Spoken Word

Tuesdays, February 26-April 2, 2019 (six sessions)
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Guide: Cindy Williams-Gutierrez, Tuition: $220

Beginning with Enheduanna—the first known author of the world—to Sappho—named Greece’s “Tenth Muse” by Plato—to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz—the first feminist poet of the Americas—to Ntozake Shange—a contemporary feminist icon who brought the struggles of black women to Broadway through poetry—women poets have played a vital role in poetry and the history of literature. Spanning 43 centuries—from 2250 BCE to the present—this seminar will explore this literary matrilineage, celebrating the contributions of women poets from around the world, from Sumer and Arabia to China and India, from Greece and France to Africa and the Americas. With curiosity and gratitude, together we will delve into the rich legacy of poetry by women which we have inherited.

Reading List: Women Poets from Antiquity to Now: Selections from the World Over, edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone

 
SEMINAR GUIDE:

Cindy Williams Gutiérrez was awarded the 2018 Editor’s Choice Poetry Prize from Willow Books, the 2017 Oregon Book Award for Drama, and 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship for Writers of Color. Her poetry collection, the small claim of bones, was selected as a Poets & Writers 2014 Notable Debut and placed second in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards. Cindy’s work has been anthologized in Basta: 100+ Latinas Against Gender Violence and Raising Lilly Ledbetter.

 

 

 

 

 

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