ONLINE Poetry Through the Haze of Modern Life
Tuesdays | 4 weeks | Begins October 10, 2023 | 1-4pm MT
Instructor: Jade O'Riley
MEMBER PRICE: $225.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $300.00
In poetry, no matter how hectic the world gets, we see how poets emerge through the haze of modern life with inspiration and truth intact, their poems on fire with relevance and meaning. Class begins with a theme-related writing warm-up; then we’ll sort through the haze to kindle new poems waiting to be voiced. In each class we’ll write one lyrical and one narrative poem that together combine the poet’s inner and outer experiences conversant to Modern Life.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Jade O’Riley has spent many years learning the art and language of poetry. In 1996 Jade went to New York – the first year April became dedicated as National Poetry Month – and immersed herself in the poetry world; taking classes, going to uptown and downtown readings, spending hours writing at Poets house. Inspired by her time at Poets House Jade’s dream to open a Poets library in her home city began to germinate. In New York she also completed her first full-length poetry manuscript, “56 Days in the History of Love” which was then published by Mellen Poetry Press in New York. In 2007 Jade started teaching poetry At City Arts; she specializes in classic poetry forms and created a poetry editing technique called Poets Toolbox. In 2014 she opened Edmonton Poets House for library hours and poetry reading events. In 2019 Jade’s relocated to Calgary and took her City Arts poetry classes with her online; she also began teaching with Alexandra Writing Centre.