Whether or not you’re a lover of poetry, you are likely to enjoy discovering and discussing some of the best poems by contemporary poets. Our focus will be on accessible (not obscure) poetry which is likely to be meaningful to you today. We’ll read the work of ten contemporary poets including Mary Oliver, Billy Collins, Stephen Dunn, Li-Young Lee, A.E. Stallings, current U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo, and recent U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. Note: Poetry collections in PDF format will be emailed to students before each class.
Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.