Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Sophie Cabot Black Paying Attention (& remembering to open the Tool Box) June 11 to June 16, 2017 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 1pm-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, we will come away better understanding what we do best, while at the same time having pushed 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."