Online Poetry Workshops


A Celebration of The Poetry Handbook

July 10-August 14, The Loft Online
Online creative writing workshop. Poetry workshop. Open to all levels.
Mary Oliver’s The Poetry Handbook is a north star to many of us writers, guiding us closer to understanding poetry. In light of Oliver’s recent passing, we will revisit this book’s brilliance and resilience, reading and discussing our favorite chapters and trying our hands at its writing exercises. About the handbook, Oliver says, “This book is not meant to be more than a beginning—but it is meant to be a good beginning.” Each chapter is more than a beginning; it is a window letting in the familiar and necessary light. Together, we will delve back into The Poetry Handbook, opening ourselves up to new beginnings, sharing our old favorites and making some new ones, too. Register here.


Future Workshops

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

Past Workshops

Writing Poetry in the Age of Anxiety, The Loft, April 2019
Distilling Wonder: The Poetry Chapbook, The Poetry Barn, March 2019
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