Workshop Catalog – Poetry

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Jill McDonough

Hearing Your Own Voice: Losing Your Fears About Meter and Form


August 20 to September 14, 2018

Everybody is scared to death of iambic pentameter; we all had teachers who sort of knew what it was but it all fell apart if you pointed out that some of Shakespeare’s or Frost’s lines had more than ten syllables. Through a series of fun and easy exercises we’re going to get... [more]

Doug Van Gundy

The Line in the Landscape: Poetry and Place


September 17 to October 12, 2018

A tomato grown in the sandy soil of Florida doesn’t taste anything like a tomato grown in a West Virginia creek bottom. And the identical variety of grapes grown in France and Australia are required by law to be called by different names, so important is the... [more]

Ashley M. Jones

Poetry is Not a Luxury


October 15 to November 9, 2018

Audre Lorde told us that poetry is necessary for our survival. Poets are society’s mirror, its record keepers—we hold the world accountable. In this workshop, we will study and write poetry that tells these necessary stories, voicing from within our personal... [more]

Pauletta Hansel

Developing Your Manuscript: A Master Class in Poetry


November 12 to December 12, 2018

In this workshop poets will begin the work to develop an existing group of poems into a unified collection, be that a chapbook or chapter or “skeleton” of a larger manuscript. Exercises and workshop will be geared toward bringing poems into a strong relationship... [more]