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This is not about writing dream poems.  This is about letting the images and thoughts that arise from your dreams free your mind and shape your poems.  And about relaxing the mind (and heart) to let your thoughts flow.  About discovering the rhythms of your own voice.  Here, the image sparks the feeling and the thought; not the other way around.  The image centers the poem.  These will be poems that shake us and move us.

Readings from Reverdy, Huidobro, Paz, Lorca, Rilke, H.D., Langston Hughes, a selection of Chinese poets, Louise Gluck, Matthew Dickman, Henri Cole, Terrance Hayes, and others.

About Sarah Arvio

Sarah Arvio’s newest book of poems, Cry Back My Sea, has been lauded as an “ode to love.” Her previous book is night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis (2013) , a hybrid of poems, essay and memoir. Earlier books of poems are Sono: cantos (2006) and Visits from the Seventh (2002). Her recent edition of the poetry of Federico García Lorca, Poet in Spain: New Translations, garnered wide acclaim.


About Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are usually based on video conferencing. At the moment we use Zoom. Instructors may utilize email as well as the specific ‘class page’ to share materials.

Class pages are accessible to students through their account page.  CLICK HERE to visit your account.

Each class is different, and Ruth Stone House allows a wide degree of freedom to instructors as to how they run their classes. If you miss a class or have technical problems you can request a video link to the class you missed. 

Technical requirements:

In order to attend a Zoom based class, make sure you meet these technical requirements: Click here

We also require that you have access to email service to use Ruth Stone House Classroom.

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Financial Aid

FInancial aid is applied for on a class by class basis. Not all classes offer financial aid. There is a limited amount of funding available, and aid is awarded in the order received.

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