Sapphire | Master Class

Online, Zoom Thursday, March 25, 2021

Learning from America’s Artistic Outliers: Black Female Poets

In this class, we will contemplate, deconstruct, and interrogate six poems by three African American women poets: Jayne Cortez, Wanda Coleman, and Carolyn Rodgers. Then we will through a series of writing exercises “write them” more deeply into our consciousness.

Sapphire is the author of two bestselling novels, Push (Vintage), which was adapted into the motion picture Precious, and The Kid (Penguin); as well as the poetry collections American Dreams and Black Wings & Blind Angels (both Vintage). Sapphire’s work has been translated into thirteen languages and has been adapted for stage in the United States and Europe. She has taught graduate writing workshops in MFA programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Brooklyn College, and the New School. In 1990 she received an Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award from Joyce Dinkins, then First Lady of New York City, for her work with literacy students in Harlem and the Bronx.

Course Schedule
Thursday, March 25, 2021
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
1 session
Online on Zoom

Cost: $85.00

Online, Zoom
United States



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