Sat, Apr 02|
Our 44 Poetry Class: Free Trial!
A class for folks looking to learn more about poetry and a space for you to share your poems in community.
Time & Location
Apr 02, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Event
This class will specifically focus on Confessional Poetry and writing personal narratives. Led by Karo Ska, a local Los Angeles poet and the Library Manager at the Sims Library of Poetry.
Karo Ska (she/they) is a South Asian and Eastern European gender-fluid poet living on unceded Tongva land. Their writing focuses on identity, mental health, survivorship and the intersections of trauma and politics. They have been published in Dryland Literary Journal, Cultural Daily, Sobotka Literary Journal, Marías at Sampaguitas, among others. They are a 3-time 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee, a 2021 Cal Arts Artist Fellow, and were a 2020 semi-finalist in the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. Their first full-length collection, loving my salt-drenched bones was released in February 2022 through World Stage Press.
After the class ends, you'll have the option to sign up to be a member of the Sims Library of Poetry. The membership costs $44/month and the class meets on Zoom twice a month: on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. The classes have rotating instructors, including Hiram Sims, the Executive Director of the Community Literature Initiative. In addition to the class, you'll also receive a bi-monthly newsletter and a free poetry book. Plus you'll be supporting a community space for poetry in South Los Angeles.
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