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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Saturday & Sunday, May 13-14 from 12-7pm ET.

Mary Oliver is a great poet. How one responds to that statement shouldn’t influence whether or not you take the class but it is an invitation into spending a good deep weekend celebrating our ability to look closely, make pronouncements, look again. And to be changed. We’ll invite Mary Oliver to help us think into everything from geese to faith to queerness and beyond.

This is a generative two day class where we’ll read, write, make stuff, talk, be in community with each other and the world. Every single being is welcome exactly where they are.


Header image by Dave Bell.

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Instructor: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, Apocalyptic Swing (a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Calvocoressi is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University; a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer's Award; a Lannan Foundation residency in  Marfa, TX; the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review; and a residency from the Civitella di Ranieri Foundation, among others. Calvocoressi's poems have been published or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and journals including The Baffler, The New York Times, POETRY, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Calvocoressi is an Editor at Large at Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Editor at Southern Cultures. Calvocoressi teaches at UNC Chapel Hill and lives in Old East Durham, NC, where joy, compassion, and social justice are at the center of their personal and poetic practice.