Join a community and have a conversation on the craft of poetry.
May 1, 2021 - May 8, 2021
Workshop Fee: $550
Class Size: 12 (max)
NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets for two consecutive Saturdays, 10am-3pm ET with lunch from 12-1
A lively and informative course designed to cover some basics of poetry for all those who yearn to further explore their poetic urges. We’ll spend SATURDAY May 1st on guided discussions, exercises, and readings of exemplary poems that relate to imagery, figurative language, line breaks, and more! Based on a writing prompt, you’ll spend the rest of week writing a poem on your own, applying what you’ve learned. The following SATURDAY May 8th we’ll meet again to workshop your poem and continue conversations on the craft of poetry.
Instructor: Richard Blanco
Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco is the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Author of many renowned collections of poetry, his most recent, How to Love a Country, interrogates the American narrative. He has also authored the memoirs For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey and The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. Blanco is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, has received numerous honorary doctorates, serves as Education Ambassador for The Academy of American Poets, and is an Associate Professor at Florida International University.