Poems to Get us Through: The Best of Pandemic Poetry


April 17, 2021    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Type

Explore and create poetry in response to the 2020 pandemic with Astoria poet Lauren Mallett.

Time & Location

Apr 17, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Online Workshop via Zoom

About the Event

Poems to Get Us Through: The Best of Pandemic Poetry

Throughout the atrocities, hardships, and loss of 2020, many poets did what they do best: they wrote about what it was like to be alive. We’ll spend 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST together, marveling at pandemic poems written by Ada Limón, Jericho Brown, Dana Levin, Erika L. Sánchez, and Marcus Wicker. We’ll discuss how these poems move our bodies, hearts, and minds. We’ll also try on some 2020-themed writing of our own. No previous poetry experience is necessary. An openness to the power of language, however, is essential.