This class meets by live video; students are not required to live in the area. Students at this level are writing poetry with an increased focus on creating an individual voice and an emotional atmosphere. Exercises using free verse and traditional, received forms (i.e. sonnet, villanelle, sestina, and pantoum) as well as meter and syllabics are suggested in order to strengthen a student’s technical skills. This class asks students to recognize what makes a poem engaging and entertaining to the reader. Students follow the Craft Class syllabus (along with readings distributed by the teacher) from which exercises are taken. Many students are finishing exercises and publishing poetry in literary journals and anthologies.
The Intermediate/Advanced Poetry Workshop is open to students who have poetry publications, an MFA or four post-graduate writing courses, or have completed Level II at The Writers Studio. Places in this workshop are awarded on a case-by-case basis. To apply, please write to the workshop teacher, Rebecca Gee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.