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Flower Power: War & Healing

When: Sat., July 22, 12-5 p.m. 2017

The expression "flower power" was coined by beat poet Allen Ginsberg as a way to re-visualize war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Like seeds of flowers, war contains within it all life compressed. Because human beings are fragile in the face of it, time seems to stop. The immediate moment can seem like a year. All that we love becomes more precious.In this course we will write poetry from exercises particular to the subject. We will read significant war poets from Homer to the present, and let them be guides to our own composition. Be prepared to go deep.

Price: $25/Veterans free

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