Each week, the teacher assigns an exercise based on readings from the concurrent Craft Class. Students submit their weekly exercises and provide weekly feedback to a few of their classmates. Everyone receives a weekly critique from the teacher. During the weekly one-hour video chat, the teacher reviews the next assignment, discusses technique, and answers questions. 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. Many students are turning their exercises into completed works and publishing poetry in literary journals and anthologies. 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, Peter Krass, at firstname.lastname@example.org.