24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

January Gill O'Neil What Are You Risking? – A Generative Workshop – LIVE Poetry July 18 to July 22, 2022 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $575.00 Format: 1 Week - LIVE Zoom Workshop

LIVE via ZOOM: 10am-12pm EST.

“In a poem, one line may hide another line,/ As at a crossing, one train may hide another train.”

—Kenneth Koch

So often one poem may hide another poem. To allow ourselves us to be open means saying the unsayable. It is a brave and courageous act to write our truths, to say the difficult thing, to put aside whatever holds us back and take our poems to the next level. Only then can we spark language that lifts off the page. This generative workshop encourages participants to write and revise poems based on readings, writing prompts, and guided discussions that answer the question “What are we risking in our poems?” We will also touch upon revision and the publication process.


January Gill O'Neil is an associate professor at Salem State University, and the author of Glitter Road (forthcoming, 2024) Rewilding (2018), Misery Islands (2014), and Underlife (2009), all published by CavanKerry Press. From 2012-2018, she was the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Cave Canem, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, O'Neil was the 2019-2020 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. She currently serves as the 2022-2023 board chair of the Association of Writers and Writers Programs (AWP).





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