Queer Poets & Poetry
Taught by Britt Gambino
Britt Gambino is a recent poetry MFA graduate from The New School. Her work has been published in anderbo, DecomP, The Battered Suitcase,Moon Milk Review, Caper Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Britt is an Assistant Editor at The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review and contributes to The Sexy Feminist blog. She lives at the end of the universe (a.k.a., Washington Heights) where she enjoys listening to a mysterious trumpet player. Eggs Benedict, guilty pleasure television, and a night of burlesque are all sure-fire ways to make her happy.
This class meets at our Court Street location
Just in time for New York Gay Pride, we bring you QUEER POETS & POETRY!
We'll study poems that are both explicitly (and not so explicitly) queer in context. Of course, queer poems aren't just about hot, titillating gay erotica (but rest assured, there will be some of that, too!)--they're also about forging new territory--politically, emotionally, and socially.
Poets to be discussed include Frank O'Hara, Marilyn Hacker, Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, and others. You'll analyze their words while simultaneously learning about their lives.
How do these poets reconcile their queer identities in their work?
How do they approach the political and social landscapes of their day?
In the second half of the class, each student will write their own poem. Students can model their pieces after one of the poets we examine in class.
This class is intended for all levels of experience and sexual identities.
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