How do a series or sequence of poems speak to each other? How might a poet create a structure for a long poem or body of work? What sustains a line, a page, or a project? Can your poems swim? Would you like to deepen your poetic practice? This is a workshop for writers who wish to investigate a wide variety of texts and engage in the creative process collaboratively through reading, writing and discussion. Together we will consider various ways to approach poetry, generate new material, experiment, revise, locate affinities and articulate influences. Weekly assignments will include: reading contemporary collections of poetry, writing, and participation in class discussions.