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Bob Stanley leads poetry seminars online.

Bob’s Poetry Seminars help writers appreciate a wide range of poets and poetic styles. Tuition goes to support small Northern California nonprofits. For more information, contact Bob at stanleybob2010@gmail.com. Here are some of the classes we’ve held over the years:

California Poets – based on Dana Gioia’s anthology, this class provided an historical overview of poets from the Golden State from 1700 till today.

Black Nature – working with Camille T. Dungy’s remarkable anthology, we spent 6 weeks exploring both old and new voices from Black poets in America.

Seven American Women Poets – Starting with Emily Dickinson, we covered 7 poets including Bishop, Rukeyser, Bogan, Lorde, Giovanni, and Ryan.

Yeats and Eliot – a six-week review of two critical 20th Century writers.

Robert Frost, Marianne Moore, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and William Carlos Williams

Wallace Stevens – Six weeks in depth on the quirky poetry and philosophy of the reclusive Hartford insurance man

Poetry Summer Camp – two meetings a week for six weeks, looking at a historical overview of poetry from Gilgamesh to Gluck. Plus writing prompts and small-group workshops. Poetry Summer Camp fills your summer with poetry and poets!

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