Office Hours 11172018

Office Hours Poetry Workshop Craft Class with Yanyi

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Office Hours Poetry Workshop Craft Class with Yanyi
November 17, 2018 11:00 AM
November 17, 2018 2:30 PM
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
November 1, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Office Hours 11172018


Office Hours Poetry Workshop  presents: “The Seat of Sensation: Concession as Pleasure and Memory”– a FREE craft class and reading with author Yanyi.

The craft class takes place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A public reading with Yanyi and members of the Office Hours Workshop will follow from 1:30 PM-2:30 PM.

Spaces for the craft class are limited to 15 persons so please RSVP in advance to and include your full name, relationship to writing, and a brief bio.


The Seat of Sensation: Confession as Pleasure and Memory
In this workshop, you will be asked to write for your life, your life being time, your body, and the practice of noticing pleasure, a communication with the self. Through generative exercises, we will write through the senses and then practice writing with and toward desire through memory. You will need something to write with and on.














Yanyi is a poet and critic. In 2018, he won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, awarded by Carl Phillips, for his first book, The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019). Currently, he is an associate editor at Foundry and an MFA candidate at New York University. He formerly served as Director of Technology and Design at The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, senior editor at Nat. Brut, and curatorial assistant at The Poetry Project. He is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers Workshop and Poets House. His work was most recently published in LA Review of Books and The Margins. Find him at


Office Hours Poetry Workshop provides post-MFA poets access to continued support for manuscript-development and everyday writing. The workshop culminates in a public reading each fall and spring to showcase sizzling new work. We welcome all poets, especially people of color, LGBTQ+, and those who are woman-identified. Our name derives from our side hustle. Many of us are freelance, adjunct instructors, who continue to thrive in the margins of academia.