Poetry in the Realms of the Senses


Activate the five senses of the body and bring them to life in your poems in this workshop exploring what it means to inhabit a physical form.

Starting at $485.00
As few as 6 weeks

What you can learn.

  • Employ the five senses of the body to deepen the imagery and impact of your poems
  • Read published work by poets that demonstrates sensory approaches to the body
  • Explore themes of writing about sensory perceptions, movement, and beyond
  • Draw new inspiration and deepen your poetic practice through drafting and workshopping

About this course:

There are many ways to write candidly about the body. In this course, you plunge into–and beyond–the realms of your senses to shape new work. We explore different facets and themes of writing about sensory perceptions; movement; and of course, the body, in all its necessary excavations, eroticisms and exorcisms; so that one might re-center existing narratives, draw new inspiration and find autonomy of their voice. We will seek to search for and reshape all what it means to inhabit the human body. We’ll read work by Safiya Sinclair, Paul Tran, Roy G. Guzmán, Christian Gullette, Natalie Diaz, Dorothy K. Chan, Carl Phillips, Chen Chen and more.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
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Instructor: Rosebud Ben-Oni
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ENROLL BY: May 1, 2024
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Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after May 15, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to access course materials.

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Speak to a student advisor. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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