Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Sophie Cabot Black Paying Attention (and remembering to open the Tool Box): A Poetry Workshop June 19 to June 24, 2016 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 1-4PM Discipline: Poetry OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

In this class we will deepen our individual voices by listening to poems written during our time together and from other sources. By using exercises, deconstruction,and other strategies, you will come away better understanding what you do best, while at the same time having pushed your work into a broader reach.


Sophie Cabot Black has three poetry collections from Graywolf Press which include The Misunderstanding of Nature, (Norma Farber First Book Award), and The Descent, (2005 Connecticut Book Award). Her third, The Exchange, received critical acclaim including a starred Publisher’s Weekly, and which All Things Considered reviewed as “the book for you”, and of which Billy Collins in the New York Times has said: ...she's concocted a way of speaking in poetry that's very fresh and daring."