Students will examine the poetry of Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Frank O’Hara, Eileen Myles, and Essex Hemphill and discuss how their efforts have challenged cultural mythologies and stereotypes about sexuality. In a friendly and collaborative environment, students will also discuss how cultural mythologies about sexuality are perpetuated, how poetry can bridge gaps among communities and provide an important historical record, and then incorporate specific details from these discussions into new poems written for the class.
Classes run 8 weeks and meet once a week in 2 hour sessions.
This class meets online. After registering you will receive an email with instructions on how to log into the virtual classroom.
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Please note: the course schedule for the On Location classes can be found on the last page of the schedule.