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Poems Inspired by Astral Phenomena

3 Hours • with Joan Kwon Glass • All Levels

  • Starts Mar 9
  • 75 US dollars
  • Online via Zoom

Available spots

Class Description

In this generative class, we will explore the ways in which astral and celestial phenomena inspire us to write new poems about ourselves, one another and our connections to the world and the cosmos? Lets stoke our curiosity and sense of wonder as we explore mysteries such as black holes, singularities and dark matter and read work by other poets who have drawn connections to astrophysics in their writing. This workshop does not require any prior knowledge of astrophysics--just curiosity! There will be opportunities to share work verbally and receive informal, verbal feedback from the instructor and from classmates (if desired). Readings will include poems by Marie Howe, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Jocelyn Heath, Tracy K. Smith and others. INSTRUCTOR JOAN KWON GLASS is the author of NIGHT SWIM, winner of the Diode Book Prize (Diode Editions, 2022) & two chapbooks. She serves as poet laureate for Milford, CT, Editor in Chief for Harbor Review & as a writing instructor for Brooklyn Poets, Corporeal & Hudson Valley Writers Center. Joan’s poems have been featured or are forthcoming in The Slowdown, Poetry Northwest, Ninth Letter, Rattle, Tahoma Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, Salamander & elsewhere. She has been a finalist for the University of Akron Poetry Prize, the Subnivean Award, the Lumiere Review Award & the Sundress Academy Broadside Contest & her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Sundress Best of the Net.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If you withdraw from a workshop TEN DAYS OR MORE before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop OR a full refund (minus 10%, a transaction fee that is non-refundable and that we would otherwise be charged). If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive a refund minus 20%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We cannot offer credit or any refund. If you are absent on the day of your workshop or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund or credit. If we have to cancel a class you have paid for, you will receive a full refund, without the service charge deducted. For our full listing of policies, visit www.PioneerValleyWriters.Com, Policies page (under Home). To withdraw and receive a partial refund according to the above, please get in touch with Joy at

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