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March 24, 2021


I also take their classes and look forward to every other Tuesday -- Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs do an incredible amount of research and come beautifully prepared to study poems with everyone (there were more than 80 participants one day!) After studying a poem in depth they then give a prompt which allows everyone to write down notes, or a line or two toward a poem. They always insist that there's no pressure, no expectations which makes all the sessions such a pleasure and inspiring, motivating occasions. I'm hooked.

Way to go, Nin! I love this!! And I know with Jessica and Nikole as your guides you will be writing a slew of new poems!! ❤️❤️❤️

Thanks Denise! And yes, guides they are. So brilliant. So fun!!

And Laure-Anne, yes, exactly. And I so love your poetry and contributions to the class. It's just amazing, no two ways about it.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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