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“I am increasingly more interested in the idea of a poem being a dramatic lyric construct than I am in my poems being strictly autobiographical,” wrote Sally Van Doren. “I like the challenge of making a poem sound confessional when it really is more of an imaginative excursion than a factual accounting of events.”

This course encourages students to generate new work both in and out of the classroom.

We look to each other and to other published poets for inspiration as we hone our poetic voices.

"Sally established a focused, sensitive ambiance to foster the muses of her diverse students instead of imposing a limited personal aesthetic on the group,” wrote a 92Y student.


Brief Bio

Sally Van Doren is the author of Possessive and Sex at Noon Taxes, winner of the Walt Whitman Award. "She’s open-minded and kind. I loved my first venture into poetry writing,” wrote a former student.

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