2023 Summer Workshops
In this workshop, you will decide if you’re more interested in generating new work or in sharing previously drafted work with the group (or some combination of both). I will bring in poems every day as models of various craft elements for our consideration, and I will conclude each class by offering you a generative exercise that you may wish to work on throughout your time at the conference. It’s entirely your choice. Because no one size fits all, my goal is to meet you where you’re presently at with your poetic process, and to offer you the craft skills to keep you generating and revising your poems on your own, outside of a workshop atmosphere.
Erin Belieu is the author of five poetry collections, all from Copper Canyon Press, including her recent Come-Hither Honeycomb (2021). Belieu's poems have appeared in places such as the New Yorker, Poetry, the New York Times, AGNI, Ploughshares, Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Tin House, and the American Poetry Review and have been chosen for multiple appearances in the Best American Poetry anthology series. She is the founder of the literary resistance network, Writers Resist, and teaches in the University of Houston's MFA/Ph.D. Creative Writing Program and the Lesley University low residency MFA program in Cambridge, MA.