Submission Only

Master Poetry

10 Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting June 28th
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Advanced
Adult (18+)
9 seats max

This workshop is for advanced poets who are ready to engage in more rigorous examination and revision of their own poetry. Each member of the group will develop and polish ten poems for an ongoing manuscript or for magazine publication. We will also discuss the journal submission process and host a discussion with an accomplished poet on how to conceive and craft a manuscript. Poets studied may include:

  • Li-Young Lee
  • Louise Gluck
  • Ishion Hutchinson
  • Wislawa Szymborska
  • Natalie Diaz
  • George Oppen
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Luljeta Lleshanaku

This class is by submission only and previous workshop experience is essential. Space is limited to nine poets.

To apply, please click the red "SEE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY" button in the top right corner of this page. This application will ask you to detail your workshop experience. It will also ask you to upload a 5-10 page writing sample. Please make sure this writing sample is in Microsoft Word or a pdf, and in 12-point font. For tracking purposes, your name should appear in the file name (e.g. Smith.Submission). Decisions will be emailed to applicants approx. 1-2 weeks after the deadline. You can also track the status of your application in your Grubstreet profile. Please make sure your application is complete before you finally click "APPLY." If you have any technical difficulties filling out this application, please email [email protected]. You will receive a confirmation email once our system has received your submission.

Important dates:

The application deadline for this class is June 15th at 11:59pm. Applicants can expect to learn of decisions via email 1-2 weeks after the deadline. 

Did you know that we have scholarships available for all GrubStreet classes? To apply, click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button in the top right corner of this pageIn order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your scholarship application and await our Scholarship Committee's decision before registering for the class. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.


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