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Designed for those composing a book-length manuscript of poetry, this yearlong workshop reviews and reenvisions works individually and collectively, close up and hands-on.

Students also consider a few exemplary works of recently published collections of poetry. At least two of these books will be by guest poets who will visit the class to discuss the process of how they put their manuscript together. Enrollment is limited to 10 people. Please note that students must enroll for both semesters. Classes will be held at the instructor’s home in the West Village.

8 Sessions: $620

Manuscript submission required


Brief Biography
Cornelius Eady’s
latest book, Hardheaded Weather, was nominated for the 2008 NAACP Image Awards. He is co-founder of Cave Canem and a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Missouri.

  • Cornelius Eady reads his work.
  • “Nina’s Blues,” an animated poem read by Cornelius Eady.

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