This workshop is designed for those of you who desire advanced study in poetry writing. The hope is that by semester’s end, through revision, you will have a portfolio of poems which are for the most part consistent in voice, form, and/or thematic concern. Discussion and constructive peer responses to student work will be the primary focus of the course, so your participation is essential. We’ll read essays about writing, and individual collections by at least seven contemporary poets. Students will be asked to submit a poem each week and written responses to the assigned collections of poetry. Permit from the instructor is required. Please email me three sample poems at email@example.com.