This workshop will guide poets through the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. 

Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty books of poetry, and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner and teaches at the University of Nebraska and the Pacific MFA Program. 


Class Dates:

Saturday, February 16, 2 – 6pm 

Sunday, February 17, 12 – 4pm


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Monday, February 11, 2019

Please upload three poems in a single document by the designated deadline. 

Like the cell, the line is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all poems. Or as Robert Hass says in A Little Book on Form, “A single line is a naked thing. It is both light and heavy. It is the basic unit of all lyric forms.” Robert Lowell said, “It is much easier to write a good poem than a good line.” And as Galway Kinnell has said more simply, “A line should have something in it.” This workshop looks at poetry by Eliot, Herrick, Levertov, Sappho, and Emanuel. 

Dorianne Laux is the author of six poetry books and teaches in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University. She is also a founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low- Residency MFA Program. Her book Only As the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems will be released this year. 


Class Dates:

Saturday, February 23, 2 – 6pm 

Sunday, February 24, 12 – 4pm


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 18, 2019

Please upload three poems in a single document by the designated deadline. 

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