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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Advanced
  • 10 Weeks

Master Poetry

No Longer Enrolling

  • $600.00 Non-Member
  • $575.00 Member

Class Description

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:

  • Christopher Nealon
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Joshua Clover
  • Juliana Spahr
  • Maggie Nelson
  • Jack Spicer
  • Bernadette Mayer
  • Claudia Rankine
  • Nathaniel Mackey
  • Harryette Mullen
  • WC Williams
  • Cesar Vallejo
  • Arthur Rimbaud
  • John Ashbery

This class is by submission only and previous workshop experience is essential. Space is limited to nine poets. The application deadline for this class is September 2nd at 5:00pm. Applicants will be emailed decisions approx. one week after the deadline.

Note: This class will not meet on Columbus Day, October 10th.

Important dates:

The application deadline for this class is September 2nd at 5:00pm.

The deadline for accepted students to confirm their seats is Tuesday, September 6th, at noon.

The payment deadline is 5:00pm on September 8th.


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, double-spaced, and in 12-point font. For tracking purposes, your name should appear in the file name (e.g. Escoffery.Novel Title.Submission). Decisions will be emailed to applicants approx. 1 week 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.

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 page. In 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.

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!