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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This instructor is the best I have ever had, including all of my professors in both undergraduate and medical school.
Gigi Gabrielle
psychiatrist and painter

Poetry Writing | Level I

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

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
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 Jan 12
Tue, 7–10 pm et
Zoom Conference

Poetry Writing | Level II

10-week Workshop

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $409 (returning students: $379)
  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $435 (returning students: $405)

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1745  Request consultation

What’s the difference between Online and Zoom?

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 (10-week), or the equivalent. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs
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Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Poetry Writing

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

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

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Poetry Writing

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $300  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

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

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.