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In this course, we will read 5 short books of poetry each based on an historical event or person. History texts tend to bypass the day-to-day happenings in history. This is different for poetry, and each poet uses persona poems to give us her interpretation of events in the imagined voices of those directly involved.
INSTRUCTOR: Eve Rifkah earned her MFA in 2002 from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught at WPI and is the author of four published books and is published in many journals.
REQUIRED BOOKS: Commonwealth of Wings, by Pamela Alexander (Available online). Blue Front by Martha Collins. Graywold Press. ISBN: 9781555974497. A Sea Called Fruitfulness by Martha Carlson-Braley. WordTech Press, ISBN: 9781625490254. Book of Sarah by Amy Benson Brown, ISBN: 978-1936370344.
READING FOR FIRST CLASS: Read Commonwealth of Wings.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609