The course will deal with contemporary poets of Worcester. Many have books published. Guest readers will share a selection of poems. Ten local poets will visit the class (Zoom in!). The roster of poets includes Worcester’s two Poet Laureates, Juan Matos and Youth Poet Laureate Amina Mohammed. Other poets joining the class sessions are Native American/French Canadian poet Cheryl Savageau; Dave MacPherson who runs a weekly venue, “Listen,” at Nick’s; Tony Brown, slam poet; Rodger Martin, past editor of Worcester Review; and Dominican poet Abraham Freeman.
ZOOM LINK: Available to paid and registered members on our website https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
INSTRUCTOR: Eve Rifkah earned her MFA in 2002 from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught at WPI. She is the author of three published books on historical poetry and is published in many journals. She is a founder of Poetry Oasis, a non-profit venue for local and international poets, and founder and editor from 2001-07 of Diner, a literary journal.
NO REQUIRED BOOKS
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609