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

Intro to Poetry

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  • $375.00 Non-Member
  • $360.00 Member

Class Description

New to the world of poetry? If not, perhaps you want to get back to the basics to gather some inspiration. Either way, this class is for anyone interested in doing a deep dive into the fundamentals of poetry! Over six weeks, you will learn poetic tools and techniques to start putting into practice in your own writing. Each week, we will focus on various aspects of craft––including imagery, rhythm, voice, and more––and explore them through published poets like Joy Harjo, Danez Smith, Ntozake Shange, Jericho Brown, and Ada Limon. We’ll put the tools we learn to work through weekly exercises and writing prompts, and participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from the instructor and fellow writers. Participants will leave this class with a deeper understanding of poetry, a sense of their strengths and instincts as a poet, and concrete ways to continue building on them!

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!