24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Martha Collins Growing the Poem – LIVE Poetry February 13 to February 17, 2023 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $575.00 Format: 1 Week - LIVE Zoom Workshop

LIVE via ZOOM: 12pm-2pm (Eastern)

Through the reading of published poems and daily writing prompts, we’ll explore strategies for developing fragments and stalled beginnings into actual poems, writing longer and more complex poems, and moving your work into more exciting aesthetic and emotional territory. This workshop should give you at least the beginnings of four new poems, and/or transformations of old poems. For class discussion, you may share work begun during the week, unfinished poems or fragments, or more or less completed poems that don’t yet satisfy you.


Martha Collins has published eleven books of poetry, most recently Casualty Reports (Pittsburgh, 2022) and Because What Else Could I Do (Pittsburgh, 2019); the latter won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award. She has also co-translated five volumes of Vietnamese poetry, most recently Dreaming the Mountain by Tuệ Sỹ, with Nguyen Ba Chung (Milkweed, 2023), and co-edited, with Kevin Prufer, Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries (Graywolf, 2017). Collins founded the UMASS Boston creative writing program and for ten years served as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin.

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