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"The instructor was a professional poet and a skilled teacher whose enthusiasm and experience made us each believe that we, too, have that of the poet in us."
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"This was a great introduction to writing poetry. It was very comprehensive, and included useful and informed selections of poetry, poetic forms, and meter."
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Poetry NYC

Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry has inspired the human soul for thousands of years and there are those who still treasure it. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons then you are one of these happy few.
 
To write excellent poetry, you must learn the art of packing the maximum punch with a minimum of words. Here you will learn about the specialized techniques, demands, and forms of poetry, as well as how to market your work.
 
If you seek to write for publication or performance, yourself or the world, we’ll show you how to write exquisite poetry.



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Level I
Poetry Writing | 10-week Workshop
 
Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of poetry writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Write at least two poems
  • Lectures on basics of poetry craft
  • Writing exercises
  • Present work for critique (two times)
Poetry I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.
There are no Poetry Writing I in NYC classes scheduled at this time. Take this class Online
Please call 212-974-8377 for the next scheduled date.


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