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4-Week Seeing the World as a Poet

Class Begins Thursday, October 10, 2019


$215 New Student | $190 Returning

From William Carlos Williams’ “red wheelbarrow / beside the white chickens” to Mary Oliver’s “wild geese … announcing your place in the family of things,” readers are drawn to poetry because of the way it can challenge us to look for meaning in the world around us.  

In this four-week workshop, we will practice the art of noticing, seeing and recording. We will look to the poets who’ve come before us to guide us to pay closer attention to the images and metaphors that make up our lives. This workshop will be generative in nature, and the focus will be on writing new work. Participants will come away with a portfolio of new poems guided by in-class readings, exercises and the encouragement of their peers.

  • Sarah Carson, Instructor

  • Class size limited to 8 writers

  • Meets Thursdays 7:00PM to 9:00PM / October 10, 2019 - November 7, 2019

  • Note: Class does not meet Halloween night

  • Class meets at Bamboo Detroit at 1420 Washington Blvd #301, Detroit, MI 48226

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.

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Instructor Sarah Carson is the author of two poetry collections—Buick City (Mayapple Press) and Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press)—as well as four chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Cream City Review, Guernica, the Minnesota Review, the Nashville Review and New Ohio Review, among others. Her story “Self-portrait” appeared on Wigleaf’s Top 50 Short Fictions list, and her poem “How to Baptize a Child in Flint, Michigan” was awarded the Copper Nickel Editors Prize. She has been a recipient of a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and an Honorary Ringmaster of a Flint, Michigan circus. You can find her work at