NYC Workshops

New Forms, New Tricks Fall Poetry Workshop at Poets House


“Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem,” Anne Sexton wrote. In this workshop, poets try their hands at new forms—from the gigan to the golden shovel—to trick themselves out of poetic ruts and see what form the urgency of what they have to say will take. We’ll read a range of contemporary poets who are creating and playing with new forms including: Terrance Hayes, Donna Masini, Ruth Ellen Kocher, David Baker, Evie Shockley, Moira Egan, and Afaa Michael Weaver. Over the course of six weeks, students will also attempt to create a new form for themselves.

Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm: Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15. $325

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Private Poetry Workshop

Workshop is now full. Spaces still remaining in my Poets House class.

This intimate group is limited to 8 people. Each session, you receive feedback on your work and I offer a suggested assignment based on the book we are reading.The meeting dates are: Oct. 8, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 10. If you are interested, send me an email for further details. 

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