In Risk: Writing at the Edge, we will read several poets whose work exploits liminal spaces by virtue of form and content to put pressure on the poet, poem, reader, society, and even language. In the course, we will explore concepts like transgression, genre, difficulty, translation, identity, authenticity, and obscurity. These concepts in relation to the texts we study will serve as a springboard to examining and discussing our own writing in terms of its stakes, what we wager in making a poem, and how the writing affects us in relation to our expectations of the genre.
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.