A festival for all writers and readers – Join us May 19-21, 2023

Poetry for the poetry-wary or -weary

I think for a lot of people there is a charge around poetry, even among people who write it, that forms a barrier that keeps people out. Like there’s an inside and an outside or like poetry is a closed category. It’s not.

Poetry, like all writing, is ridiculously multiplicitous. This workshop seeks to crack poetry open, to dissolve fear about it, to find and foster its vibrancy, its aliveness, its malleability, its capacity to have a good time.