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Poetry: Breaking Walls Down

Mahmoud Darwish described poetry as beauty that “breaks walls down.” Join us to revel in poetry and write poems of our own. This class is for beginning poets as well as poets who want to recharge. It will include inspiring reads, group discussion, playful exercises, and weekly homework. You will come away with 18 drafts of your own poems and the invaluable support of fellow poets.

Instructor: Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. He is the editor of The Ohio Haiku Anthology, the first collection of haiku by Ohio poets in over twenty years. He currently co-edits the horror poetry journal Otoroshi Journal with his life partner, Lori A Minor. His newest chapbook, blips on a screen, is available on Cuttlefish Books. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts, Ethiopian coffee, and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs. ---

Details: Poetry: Breaking Walls Down meets Tuesdays February 27, March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, and April 2 from 6:30 - 8:00pm online via Zoom. 

Prerequisites: None

Genre: Poetry

Level: Emerging

Format: Generative workshop with writing in class and outside of class and group sharing.

Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with another generative fiction writing workshop or a feedback course.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 11.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

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