Building Your Poetry Foundations: Virtual Poetry Class
Dates: 4 Mondays, March 21 - April 11
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Jason Bayani
Building Your Foundations is a four-week craft course geared towards developing and emerging poets (and those wanting a bit of a refresher). This class will examine the concept of voice and how we find it within our work. What are the questions we keep returning to? What are we searching for?
Each class will focus on a different set of principles that will help us explore how poems are constructed, including observation and discovery, musicality/form, and vision. It will also offer instruction on how to become a more confident reader in front of audiences and guidance for emerging poets who are trying to get their work out in the world.
Jason Bayani is the author of Locus (Omnidawn Publishing 2019, Norcal Book Award finalist) and Amulet (Write Bloody Publishing 2013). He's an MFA graduate from Saint Mary's College, a Kundiman fellow, and is the co-director of Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American arts organization in the country.
Jason's publishing credits include World Literature Today, Lantern Review, and other publications. He is the recipient of the 2021 California Arts Council Established artist fellowship and is a featured artist for the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists Festival in 2022. He performs regularly around the country and debuted his solo theater show "Locus of Control" in 2016 with theatrical runs in San Francisco, New York, and Austin.