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  • Workshop
  • Online: On-Demand
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

6 Weeks, 3 Poems

No Longer Enrolling

  • $405.00 Non-Member
  • $390.00 Member

Class Description

Want to experiment with new forms of poetry, but aren’t sure where to begin? Or do you find yourself with too many ideas to commit to one? Whatever the case, if you’re ready to produce new work, this class is for you! In this course, you will have one goal: to write three new poems.

Over six weeks, we’ll explore different poetry forms and themes, reading published examples, and studying the craft behind them. We’ll put the tools we learn into practice through a series of exercises and writing prompts meant to generate work in new directions. You’ll also have the opportunity to share 3 new poems for impressions and feedback from your fellow writers, to help you identify and develop the “heat” of your poems. During the second half of class, you will develop these drafts, and submit a revised version of one of them for a more comprehensive workshop from the rest of the class. List of authors explored can and may include: Victoria Chang, Franny Choi, Natalie Diaz, Carmen Giménez, Terrance Hayes and Paul Tran.

You will leave the course with fresh drafts of three poems and the insight, inspiration, and knowledge of craft to continue developing them. This class is appropriate for poets looking to produce new work, or writers who have existing drafts of poems that they wish to workshop.

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This is an Online: On-Demand class that will take place on our asynchronous online learning platform, Wet.Ink. Weekly lessons and assignments open each Wednesday. Students will receive an invitation to Wet Ink before 5pm on the first day of class! All video lectures for Online: On-Demand courses have closed captioning available. To enable, click "cc" on the toolbar of each video lecture.