Poetry Writing

Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful 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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I learned a great deal about the art of poetry.
Tom Connor
student

Poetry Writing | Level I

10-week Workshop

NYC info, tuition: $425 (returning students: $395)
Online info, tuition: $399 (returning students: $369)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of poetry craft and gets you writing one or two poems. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Poetry Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Oct 6

Poetry Writing | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $125
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $250 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Poetry Writing Intensive topics include: line-breaks, rhythm, sound figurative language, getting published.

Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Nov 13
Fri, 10 am–5 pm
555 8th Ave.

Poetry Writing | Level II

10-week Workshop

NYC info, tuition: $425 (returning students: $395)
Online info, tuition: $399 (returning students: $369)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745 Request consultation

This course helps you sharpen your skills at poetry craft and work toward completion of one or two poems. Writers often repeat Poetry II to continue their projects. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Prerequisite: Poetry Writing I, or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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Teacher
 Oct 7