A 7-week poetry workshop with award-winning poet Donna Stonecipher, PhD, author of five books of poetry and one of prose. This class will consist of two components: a discussion-based exploration of poetry, and a workshop. In addition to writing weekly exercises given by Donna, participants will submit their own poems on a rotating schedule and receive constructive feedback from everyone in an informal and supportive workshop setting. Writing comes from reading, so we will also spend time reading others’ poems together and articulating why and how they work. The workshop is appropriate for writers at all levels of experience, from beginners to professionals.
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DONNA STONECIPHER is the author of five books of poetry, including The Cosmopolitan, which won the National Poetry Series competition. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, amongst others. She has taught at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Berlin.
“Donna’s poetry course was brilliant. She’s so knowledgeable about poetry and a hugely inspiring and encouraging tutor. I found her feedback invaluable and it helped a great deal as I prepared my first chapbook for publication. If you love poetry, then you’ll love her course.” – Melanie Sevcenko, author of We Slept in Bodybags, Just in Case (Finishing Line Press)