Poetry Art Community


INSTRUCTOR: John Bailly, Richard Blanco


SCHEDULE: Thursday 10:00AM – 12:45PM

Course Description

Poetry Art Community (PAC) is a seminar created and taught by Richard Blanco and John William Bailly. PAC explores the living dialogue between community and the literary and visual arts, and the civic role they can (ought to) play in the public realm with respect to matters that affect us collectively: gender, sexuality, class, diversity, and race. Through service learning projects and exploration of local cultural landmarks and institutions, students will investigate/experience the relationships between community and the arts through the lens of their own creativity. Serving as cultural co-agents of change, they will collaborate with accomplished poets and artists to produce, curate, and host a public literary and arts salon that will feature poetry readings, visual art, and videography centered on the themes surveyed throughout the course. Previous salons have been held at Vizcaya Museums and Gardens and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse.