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Lyceum Series – Hannah Smith – No Place Like Home: Poetry Of Place

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Welcome to the lyceum.

These free, monthly workshops are held on the third Saturday of the month, and offer writers of every genre and skill level an opportunity to learn, experiment and develop their craft. We hope you’ll join us!


A poem is a gesture toward home.
-Jericho Brown

As Brown suggests in his poem “Duplex,” the act of writing poetry can allow us to reach towards a sense of self & belonging. In this course, we will consider the relationship between place and home. We’ll look towards the material world around us, the people in our lives, our communities, nature, and systems of obstruction & oppression as avenues through which to interpret the concept of “home.” We will discuss a selection of poems interpreting “home” in different ways, and the course will end with a generative writing exercise.

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Hannah Smith is originally from Dallas, where she now works for Southwest Review. She was a 2023 National Poetry Series Finalist and Jake Adam York Semifinalist, and her poems have been published in Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, Image, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the Ohio State University, where she served as the Managing Editor for The Journal. Her collaborative chapbook, Metal House of Cards, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.



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July 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


The Writer’s Garret
215 S. Tyler St.
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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