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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 8 Weeks

Advanced Poetry Workshop

No Longer Enrolling

  • $585.00 Non-Member
  • $560.00 Member

Class Description

This workshop is for advanced poets who want to develop new content and deepen their craft. We’ll explore the building blocks of poetry: language, the line, poetic forms, narrative and lyric elements, and what we need to do to build the life of the poem. We'll see how what we learn manifests in our own work and that of accomplished mentor poets. We’ll write and revise eight poems and discuss making work public via readings and various types of publications. Poets in the class can expect to receive a very close reading of each of their poems as well as suggestions on how to revise. As guides we will explore the work of Toi Derricotte, Ada Limón, Dianne Seuss, Shane McCrae and Danez Smith, and many more!

Important dates:

This application deadline has been extended to Monday, June 3rd by 11:59pm (EST).

The payment deadline for admitted students is Wednesday, June 10th.

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 class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!