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Poetry Seminar

Stay tuned for 2021 dates!

As always, you’ll have access to instruction from our world-class faculty, focused attention on your work, and the vital exchanges of peers in workshop. Our goal is to support, refresh, and inspire you.

A New Formalist Track:
Freedom and Form

Form is enjoying a robust comeback, with poets writing now not just in received forms like sonnets, villanelles, sestinas, ghazals, haiku, tanka (as well as free verse, itself a form), but also in a broad array of exciting new forms including golden shovels, bops, duplexes, syncopated sonnets, and more.

At the Poetry Seminar, we’re interested in form as a way to connect contemporary poets with the most ancient tools of our art, and especially with form’s flexibility to be adapted in ways that only the future can imagine. Learn more about the new Formalist Track.

The opportunity to discuss a full-length manuscript is also available.

Returning Participants: The application-fee for returning participants is waived.

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  1. Hi – I’m just wondering when you hope to post info on the 2020 Poetry Seminar. I’m eager to apply!

    Many thanks,

  2. WE have posted an updated online description. I hope that you can still make it.