What We Inherit

In this weekly, in-person drop-in class, we’ll assess our own inheritances—what’s been passed down to us by way of family, society or the world around us. What do we view as gifts, and what as burdens? How can we isolate echoes of the past in everyday life? Through group conversation and extensive, nuanced prompts, we’ll discuss different approaches to this theme. We’ll read poems by Eugenia Leigh, Sharon Olds, Danez Smith, Vievee Francis and others. Sharing of poems written in class will be encouraged but optional. (Note that drop-in classes are not a forum for critique of work; students looking for critique should register for multi-week workshops.)

Drop-In Details

  • Teacher: Jaz Sufi
  • Dates: Sep 9–Nov 4, 2023
  • Time: Saturdays, 4:00–5:00 pm
  • Location: 144 Montague
  • Cost: $25 GA /$20 for members
  • Upcoming dates off: Sept 23, Oct 7

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Jaz Sufi

Jaz Sufi

Jaz Sufi (she/hers) is a mixed-race, Iranian-American poet and arts educator. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in AGNI, Colorado Review, Black Warrior Review, Birdfeast and elsewhere. She is a National Poetry Slam finalist and has received fellowships from Kundiman, the Watering Hole, and New York University, where she received her MFA as a Goldwater fellow. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Apollo.