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Online Advanced Poetry

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Online Advanced Poetry

Students at this level are writing poetry with an increased focus on creating an individual voice and emotional richness. Each week, the teacher assigns an exercise based on readings from the concurrent Craft Class. Through both the readings and exercises, the class challenges students to recognize what makes a poem engaging and entertaining to the reader. By focusing on technique, students are able to uncover and connect with the emotional truths that most compel them to write.

The workshop operates like all Writers Studio online workshops, with a weekly assignment, a live one-hour weekly chat, and the posting of critiques in the online classroom. For students who are unable to participate in a chat, we post the transcript online. Beginning with their third term in the workshop, students are required to participate in the Writers Studio Craft Class.

Many poets in the class turn their exercises into completed works to submit to literary journals, writing contests, residency and MFA applications, often with success.

The Online 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, Rachael Nevins, at rachael@writerstudio.com.

The teacher’s generosity, support, kindness, praise, direction, suggestions, and hard work have given me a love of writing and helped me to find my unique voice. SHIRLEY SULLIVAN, Online student