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In this uncertain and unsettling time, finding groundedness inside practice is both rewarding and necessary for us as writers.
Instead of following the traditional feedback-based workshop model in which poems are written outside of class, this 3-week generative course will focus on creating a rigorous space for the practice of poetry. Each 2-hour session will begin with a mini craft lecture or guided close reading, followed by a series of structured writing prompts and opportunities for sharing and noticing each other’s work. In addition to class time, each registered student will also receive a one-on-one consultation with the instructor.
Participants will write in traditional forms such as the ode, the sonnet, the prose poem, and the ekphrastic poem, while also responding to more idiosyncratic and tailor-made invitations. Poets will leave the 3-week course having written at least 6 new poems. Writers of all levels are welcome.
Class meets: Mar 4, 11, 18.
Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Emily Skillings’ Fort Not is “a savagely brilliant debut,” wrote John Ashbery. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Poetry and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day feature. Skillings is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and co-hosts the monthly Brooklyn-based reading series Earshot, which began in 2005 to promote the work of emerging writers alongside established voices. She teaches at Yale.
Showing Up: A Poetry Intensive with Emily Skillings