8-Week Online Poetry Workshop: Making Our Poems Speak to Others

Class Begins October 14, 2019


$495 New Student | $470 Returning

A great poem is the ultimate paradox: at once deeply personal and universally resonant. It manages to speak about the world in speaking about a single tiny corner, and stirs empathy from readers with vastly different life experiences. How does it navigate this tension between specific and universal? What gives its narrator the authority to speak to, and sometimes for, others?

If you're a new or practicing poet who's been wrestling with these questions, this eight-week online poetry workshop will provide you an opportunity to deepen your practice as a writer and thinker. Through weekly writing prompts, readings, and online discussions, we'll explore techniques for linking our individual experiences to larger insights and truths. Upon completion of the workshop, you'll have a small collection of polished poems and a notebook full of ideas to inspire you for months to come. Each student has the opportunity to schedule one 30-minute meeting (via phone or online meeting platform) with the instructor, as well as three opportunities to workshop a poem and receive written feedback from the group and the instructor.

NOTE: The instructor will provide links to assigned readings, so you won't need to buy books for this course.

  • Class size limited to 8 writers

  • Course dates: October 14, 2019, to December 15, 2019

  • Course is fully online and asynchronous; students work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled, the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.


Instructor T.M. De Vos is the author of Cimmeria (Červena Barvá Press, 2016). She has taught at the University of Michigan, New York University, and the New York City public school system. De Vos is the recipient of fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, Murphy Writing Seminars, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Cullman Center for Teachers at the New York Public Library. Her work has appeared in Carve, Pigeon Pages, Paper Darts, Gyroscope Review, Folder, Juked, and HOBART, among others.