The Sonnet with Rachel Hadas via Zoom

Poetry professor and guru, Rachel Hadas, will teach a craft class & workshop on the sonnet via Zoom. Class size is capped at 12 students. Zoom login instructions will be emailed at the time of workshop registration. Please check spam filters or email admin@writerscenter.org with questions.

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There are two free Altman Persons of Color Scholarships available on a first come, first served basis. Please register for no more than one per month per student. Let HVWC know immediately if your plans change and you can no longer attend the class so we can offer the scholarship to another student. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation.

Rachel Hadas studied classics at Harvard, poetry at Johns Hopkins, and comparative literature at Princeton. Between college and graduate school she spent four years in Greece, an experience that surfaces variously in much of her work. Since 1981 she has taught in the English Department of the Newark (NJ) campus of Rutgers University, and has also taught courses in literature and writing at Columbia and Princeton, as well as serving on the poetry faculty of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the West Chester Poetry Conference. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant in poetry, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Rachel Hadas is the author of many books of poetry, prose, and translations. A memoir about her husband’s illness, Strange Relation, was published by Paul Dry Books in 2011. The Golden Road and Questions in the Vestibule were published by Northwestern University Press. Her most recent book is Poems for Camilla (Measure Press).

“…It’s a beautiful book…but also an extraordinary one, the way it hangs together as a commentary on the Aeneid, a reflection of and on our times, and a sort of mini-epic of its own – a Camelliad. And I always love hearing Rachel’s distinctive voice come through, with the casual dropping of allusions, the registers (“zany”), the wit and learnedness.”

-A.E. Stallings

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Times: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953