The Internet & The Poet

Instructor:  Kristine Esser Slentz
Date: 4 Wednesdays: August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Location: Online, using Zoom
Cost: $100 Nonmembers, $64 members, $56 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members 

It’s the age of the internet and the internet poet! Come experience the spoken word magic of Sarah Kay, the Instagram short-form icon Rapi Kaur, once prolific poetic podcaster Kaveh Akbar, and more! Find out how these wonderful wordsmiths became the creative forces they are today while also trying your hand at some of their styles and picking up tips on how to feature your own poetry in digital spaces. Get ready to learn and write in this exclusively online course!  

Students will receive a link to the Zoom session from the teacher each week.

Kristine Esser Slentz is a queer, experimental poet from northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. KRISTINE is a Purdue University alum who double-majored in English literature and creative writing. She has written pieces for publications like HuffPost, Pattern, and NUVO. Currently, KRISTINE is earning her MFA in creative writing (poetry) at City College of New York (CCNY). She is the Assistant Editor for the online poetry publication and press Unfold Magazine and Folded Word. She is also the Features Manager for the poet's community The Speakeasy Project and an organizer in CCNY’s MFA reading series. Some places her poetry has appeared in include Yes PoetryMoonchild MagazinePhilosophical IdiotCrab Fat Magazine, and Flying Island Journal where she was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize. KRISTINE has also been interviewed by Persephone’s Daughters and Luna Luna Magazine.   


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