24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Tyler Mills Community and Compassion: Finding Ourselves Through Us, You, and We Poetry June 8 to July 31, 2020 Number of Participants: 15 Price: $600 Format: 8 Week Asynchronous Workshop

Social isolation is so hard. Period. In these times, loving others means staying away. This is a compassionate workshop that is focused on community, care, and light where you will write new poems based off of prompts while we look at the ways poets like Mary Oliver, Stanley Plumly, Gwendolyn Brooks, Joy Harjo, Walt Whitman, and others engage a poetics of the collective—the “I” of the poem that can help us find ourselves and each other—through us, you, and we. One of the powers of poetry is that we can speak to each other across time and communicate our human interconnectedness through song and image. In this course, we will form a compassionate online community and find our voices and each other.

LIVE ELEMENT: We will hold an attendance-optional poetry reading via Zoom during the last week of the course to celebrate your work!


Tyler Mills is the author of the memoir The Bomb Cloud (Unbound Edition Press 2024), which received a Literature Grant from the Café Royal Foundation NYC. Her poetry guidebook, Poetry Studio: Prompts for Poets, is forthcoming this May from the University of Akron Press. She is the author of the poetry books City Scattered (Tupelo Press 2022), Hawk Parable (University of Akron Press 2019), Tongue Lyre (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, Southern Illinois University Press 2013), and co-author with Kendra DeColo of Low Budget Movie (Diode Editions 2021). A poet and essayist, her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New Republic, the Kenyon Review, The Believer, and Poetry, and her essays in AGNI, Brevity, Copper Nickel, River Teeth, and The Rumpus. She teaches for Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center's 24PearlStreet and lives in Brooklyn and can be found at www.tylermills.com



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