Instructor: Amy King
6 sessions: Wednesdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 16, 7-9:30pm
$240, Space is limited.
Since the industrial revolution, the alleys, sewers, and towers of the city have provided a labyrinthine landscape that mirrors the poetic explorations of its inhabitants. Whitman?s ?I contain multitudes? boldly points out each city dweller?s multiple ways of being in the world. This course explores the effects of the city?s ever-changing spaces and systems within our own writing. Readings by Cesar Vallejo, Kenneth Koch, and Elaine Equi will be discussed.
Amy King is the author of the poetry collection, Antidotes for an Alibi, a Lambda Book Award finalist, and the chapbook, The People Instruments. She teaches Creative Writing and English at Nassau Community College.
Added by modestmouse on September 26, 2005