American Poetry

Taught by: Volkshochschule beider Basel
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Petersplatz 1, Basel, 4001

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Pick a date and number of participants Registration closes 23.10.2019 hours before class

  • Class Schedule

    30/10/2019 Wednesday
    19:00 - 21:00
  • Current Price: 226.00 CHF
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Reading and discussing poems - and our time Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States, has edited a selection of contemporary American poetry, a remarkable chorus of voices that ring up and down the registers of American poetry. We will read poems from the book and discuss both contemporary American poetry in particular and American culture, society, and politics in general. course information: Wed 30.10.-18.12.19, 19.15-20.45 h, 8-times A course offered by Volkshochschule beider Basel (www.vhsbb.ch)




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  • «American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time» (Graywolf 2018).
  • Withdrawals from a course must be made in writing to the officeof the Volkshochschule beider Basel no later than seven days (including Saturday and Sunday) before the course begins and involves a cancellation charge of CHF 30.00. Later withdrawals will be charged in full. The date of receipt will be the date on which your letter reaches the office. Verbal withdrawals directed to the teacher are not valid. Please note that failure to pay course fees will not be accepted as cancellation.

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Volkshochschule beider Basel

Clarastrasse 12 Basel AG 4058

Literally translated, «Volkshochschule» means «University for the People». It is a public institution for adult continuing education open to everyone. The Volkshochschule has close links with the University of Basel and we take pride in our attractive and challenging programme. Our mission is to make general knowledge and new insights accessible to everyone. We also offer a broad range of creative classes as well as preparatory courses for language certificates.