Online Poetry Workshops


Distilling Wonder: The Poetry Chapbook
The Poetry Barn, March 2019

Registration is open for an exciting new workshop offered by The Poetry Barn! In Distilling Wonder: The Poetry Chapbook, we will explore ways to create a poetry chapbook. To craft a chapbook is to gather and distill quality ingredients into an immersive and intoxicating creation. How does a chapbook go from mere pages of poetry to a work of art? Building a single chapbook over four weeks, this course will serve up exercises for crafting a condensed, captivating manuscript. Designed for poets who have written enough material to begin crafting a chapbook and those who have already begun the process on their own. Click here for more details.

Writing Poetry in the Age of Anxiety
The Loft, April, 2019

When times are tough, the images and metaphors of our language and writing often focus on the end of days. In this four-week generative course, we will read apocalyptic poems by sam sax, Jeannine Hall Gailey, and Burlee Vang and write our own end-of-the-world poems each week. Click here for more details.


Future Workshops

The Unsaid: Absence as Form, The Poetry Barn, August 2019
The Unsaid: Absence as Form, The Poetry Barn, November 2019

Past Workshops

New Poems from Good Bones: Radical Revision Techniques, the Poetry Barn, January 2019
Speculative Poetry: Writing Past the Apocalypse, The Poetry Barn, November 2018
Everyday Magic: Domestic Fabulism in Verse, The Poetry Barn, September 2018
The Contemporary Ode, The Poetry Barn, July 2018
Transformation Through Revision, The Loft, Fall 2017
Everyday Magic: Domestic Fabulism in Verse, The Poetry Barn, August 2017
Ekphrastic Poetry, The Poetry Barn, 2017