Does not include service & handling fees, if applicable.
This year-long workshop is designed for students who have spent some time considering how to craft individual poems and are now taking on the challenge of paying attention to the big picture: putting together a chapbook or book-length manuscript of poems.
Each student’s manuscript will be discussed in its original and revised versions. We will also read published books and discuss how their structure contributes to our experience, as well as talk about the process of seeking publication for your manuscript. Assignments will help you investigate inspiration: what activity or inactivity can summon it, how to use it when it happens, and how to harness it to build on your manuscripts’ strengths. Enrollment is limited to 10 people. Students must commit to both semesters.
Students are chosen by Kathleen Ossip on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by Wed, Sep 12 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.
Fall classes meet on Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 27 and Dec 4 and 11.
Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over, a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Cold War, a Publishers Weekly’s Best Book; and The Search Engine, selected by Derek Walcott for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize.
Poetry Manuscript with Kathleen Ossip