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Replay: Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus with Michael Lista

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Missed our spring session on disaster poetry? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.

This workshop with acclaimed poet and literary critic Michael Lista will inspire you to turn this global pandemic into meaningful art. We’ll look at the poems of Elizabeth Bishop, Philip Larkin, Robert Frost, and Seamus Heaney, with an eye to how they each in their own way transformed fiascos, both personal and political, into poetry. For both writers and readers, this class will examine how some of the greatest literary minds of the last hundred years articulated disaster, and made music from it.


This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: link and password to access recorded spring session; digital notes from the author; a tip-sheet to guide you through future projects.

Date: May 9/20
Michael Lista
Length: 1hr 46 min.
Attachment: Disaster poetry tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial

About the instructor: Michael Lista is a poet, literary critic and journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, Poetry and Toronto Life, where he is a contributing editor. He’s the author of Bloom, The Scarborough and Strike Anywhere: Essays, Reviews and Other Arsons. He has worked as the poetry critic at The National Post and the poetry editor of The Walrus. He was the 2017 Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. He lives in Toronto.