This 8-week class will meet Tuesdays from 9/10-10/29 6-9pm with a makeup date on 11/5
Location: Pen & Pencil Club upstairs, 1522 Latimer Street
6-12 students; class will not run with less than 6 students
$400, financial aid available
To apply, send a paragraph about you and a writing sample of up to 5 pages to email@example.com
Students must apply by 11:59pm August 19. If admitted, must pay by August 30 to reserve their spot
Ideal for students who are new to poetry to those who have not yet published a chapbook, this course will address the fundamentals of concrete vs. abstract language, many functions of the speaker, line as unit, and give a fundamental survey of different poetic forms in a rigorous, encouraging environment.
Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of Salvage: Poems and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water. A three-time Pushcart Prize Nominee, her poetry has appeared widely online and in print. She has been awarded the Fifth Wednesday Journal Editor’s Prize in Poetry, and scholarships from the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) and Vermont Studio Center. As a 2016 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grantee, she partnered with Asian Arts Initiative to create Sanctuary: A Migrant Poetry Workshop for immigrant poets in Philadelphia, and in 2017, she received the Leeway Foundation Transformation Award. She has also served as a poet mentor for The Blueshift Journal’s Speakeasy Project. Originally born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia is currently based in the Greater Philadelphia Area and pursuing her MFA as a Holden Fellow at Warren Wilson College.