One of the best ways to enjoy contemporary poetry is one book at a time. We will explore one book by each of four great poets: Frank: Sonnets (2022 Pulitzer Prize winner), by Diane Seuss; When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities (long-listed for the 2017 National Book Award); Citizen: An American Lyric (winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle award and the NAACP Image Award), by Claudia Rankine; and How to Be Perfect (for all of us who have wondered how that’s done), by Ron Padgett, whom the Poetry Society of America in 2018 awarded the Frost Medal for lifetime achievement. A packet of poems will be provided for each class, but you may prefer to find a copy of each book for yourself. Our class time will focus on reading poems aloud, sharing what they say to us and about the poet, and considering each poet’s particular achievement. Live and on Zoom.