SOS: The Urgency of Poetry in a Digital Age
After the most intense political race in 244 years of US history, it's hard to imagine that the highlight inauguration day (for many) would be a poet. But, in the murky waters of political rhetoric, few things could purify our vocabulary like a poem. Poetry's curated silences and playful misuses of language give form to feeling and sight to what's just beyond our vision. Through these three sessions, Renee Hobbs and Christian Shockley explore why literature's most neglected form is precisely what we need—and, more importantly, how we can teach it to the next generation.
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTTER: Christian Shockley
Chris Shockley is a teacher who writes. At Pathwright, he advances a brilliant philosophy for better online education but his passion is for poetry, and he's combining the two in this 3-part series.
Poetry for Humans
DATE: Tuesday, May 11
TIME: 4 pm EST
Live It's easy to forget that poetry matters for ordinary people. This session will be a live recording of Poetry for Humans. We'll read a poem together and discuss it through story and observation (rather than pure literary analysis).