Summer Workshop Program 2024
Our new Tiered Tuition System asks you to choose one of the following tuition levels:
$900 - Sustaining Level
$800 - Standard Level
$700 - Subsidized Level
$500 - Student/Teacher Level
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This poetry workshop focuses its attention on a body of work you are creating. Perhaps you have the foundation for a chapbook or a collection, or perhaps you are finding shape for a handful of poems from which you can view their collective shine. Whether you’ve been separated from your craft for some time or have been actively writing for years, this workshop will offer uninterrupted time for supreme devotion to the art through generative writing prompts and unconditional support. We’ll examine the spectrum of contemporary forms and techniques of established poets and the motivating ideas behind your own work. We’ll discuss and practice anchoring poems, mosaic poems, and collage poems as well as start your artist statement. Step by step, participants will build toward a more fully realized vision with the mentorship of the instructor and the affirming community we build together.
Please come with a poem that is representative of your work to the first day of class. Enough copies for the entire class and the teacher. 12 pt font and maximum 2 pages.
Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses (2004), Of Gods & Strangers (2011), and most recently Hybrida (2019), which was named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by NPR, Lit Hub, The Millions, Oprah Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly and was named a New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy collection. She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). Chang is the director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.