Admit it - you're curious! If you've been toying with the idea of writing poetry but aren't sure where to start, we have the class for you.
This four-part series will help you go from "curious" to "well-versed" by providing a crash-course in voice, craft, canon, and what it means to embrace your inner poet. Each week, we'll discuss contemporary, multicultural writers and their work, build community through writing exercises and opportunities to share, and find ways to incorporate poetry into our daily lives. All are welcome.
Anna B. Sutton is a Nashville native living in North Carolina. Her book Savage Flower won the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Prize and was published this year by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Third Coast, Copper Nickel, Booth, Los Angeles Review, and other journals. A graduate of Hume-Fogg and Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech, Anna moved to North Carolina to pursue a MFA in Poetry from UNC Wilmington, which she received in 2013, along with a James Merrill Fellowship from Vermont Studio Center. She currently works at UNC School of the Arts and is a LCMHC-intern at Lifeologie Raleigh as part of her degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NC State University.
"Anna fostered a caring and nurturing environment within our class and encouraged everyone to be kind, gentle, and to take care of one another and ourselves. Because of her, I'm feeling inspired to continue to grow my writing practice."
"Anna Sutton is an amazing teacher and facilitator! She led us through class with such gentleness and grace."