Advanced Poetry Workshop

The advanced poetry
workshop is devoted to writing poems, attempting a longer poem or series of
poems, and submitting work to the workshop for critique of peer poetry.
Participants will commit to the practice of poetry and creative process, while
honing professional field skills necessary to sustain the work.

Additionally, we will
investigate the field of contemporary poetry for the purpose of promoting
original poems in submissions, readings, and alternative presentations of the
work. Some time will be spent in the making of a video poem. Be prepared to write,
read and critique work, discuss assigned readings, perform and prepare poems
for submission.

• Attendance and

• Reading and discussion

• Informal creative writing

• Peer-editing/workshop

• Oral presentations

Required Texts:


Milk And Filth, by
Carmen Gimenez Smith, University Of Arizona Press

The Government of
, by Afaa Weaver, Pitt Poetry Series

Hyperboreal, by
Joan Naviyuk Kane, Pitt Poetry Series

Leaving Tulsa,
Jennifer Elise Foerster

Language Arts, by
Cedar Sigo

From Unincorporated
Territory [Guma’]
, Craig Santos Perez

Dark, Sweet, Linda Hogan