LIVE via ZOOM: 7pm-9pm (Eastern)
In times of uncertainty, it may be difficult to find the time and energy to write, but entryways into poems are all around us, if we just know where to look. This 5-day generative course was created to place poetry as our priority, allow play and curiosity to enter back into our writing lives while we explore surprising and innovative ways to enter into poems.
Each day will offer you something new—we will look at poetry with fresh eyes while we discover unexpected ways to draft poems as well as learn new techniques to begin poems even when we think we have nothing more to say. On our final day, we will create our own unique writing exercise together to inspire one last poem and spend our final hour together discussing submitting our poems along with an interactive “Ask the Editor” session to help you with your own goals for your poems and poetry manuscripts.
This supportive and nurturing class was created for all levels of poets—from beginning to published author. Participants will leave with at least 5 new drafts of poems along with inventive tools and ideas to begin future poems.
Kelli Russell Agodon’s newest book, Dialogues with Rising Tides, was just published by Copper Canyon Press. She is the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press where she works as an editor and book cover designer. Her other books include Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, Hourglass Museum, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice which she coauthored with Martha Silano, and Fire on Her Tongue: An Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry. She lives in a sleepy seaside town in Washington State on traditional lands of the Chimacum, Coast Salish, S'Klallam, and Suquamish people where she is an avid paddleboarder and hiker. She teaches at Pacific Lutheran University’s low-res MFA program, the Rainier Writing Workshop.