Coronavirus Haiku. Worker writers school. Edited by Mark Nowak

Social Poetics:
Coronavirus Haiku

A Zoom Conversation with Prof. Mark Nowak & the Worker Writers School

Mark Nowak, a writer and founding director of the Worker Writers School, presents a selection of haiku written by “frontline workers” during the Covid-19 crisis. These “coronavirus haiku” convey moments of protest, solace, wonder, certainty, love, and strife.

Viewers will leave the event with a more detailed and complex understanding of the lives of “frontline workers” during the COVID crises. They will also see and hear the rich literary history being created about this most difficult time in all our lives.

Mark Nowak is a poet, cultural critic, playwright and essayist, from Buffalo, New York. Nowak  is the author of three poetry collections: Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009),  Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004), and Revenants (Coffee House Press, 2000). A  portion of his critical book, Social Poetics (Coffee House Press, 2020), chronicles his work with the Worker Writers School.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00pm

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