Close Readings in a Virtual Space: with Major Jackson
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
FREE Online Poetry Workshop
CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE: with Major Jackson
This free, participatory event (taking place via Zoom) features American Public Media’s “The Slow Down” host, Major Jackson, one of The Flow Chart Foundation’s favorite poets, leading an intimate, virtual group thinking-and-reading-through of “Night Blooming Cereus” by Robert Hayden, followed by a short reading of his own work.
Neither explicitly teaching nor explaining, our special guest poet will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this featured poem as a group.
Whether already well-versed in the “close reading” of poems or having never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” CLOSE READINGS IN A VIRTUAL SPACE provides a digital gathering for taking a refreshing deep dive into poetry.
Actively participate or simply listen and learn!
The event will last about an hour and conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.