"Poetry without Pretense"


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This four-week, online workshop is for you if:

  • You’re curious about poetry, but aren’t sure where to start.
  • You’ve ever felt intimidated by poetry.
  • You’ve been turned off by poetry before, but want to give it another try.
  • You already love poetry, but you don’t care for the way it’s often obfuscated in our culture.
  • You already love poetry and want to delve deeper in a format that encourages openness, play, and exploration over jargon, rules, or doing it “right.” 

This class has no requirements. Instead, it abounds with invitations for exploration, reflection, and creation. These invitations are intended to enhance your relationship with language, with the world, and with your life. I believe that the purpose of good art is to awaken us to the ever-existent truths of reality, and that language can be used either to obscure or to illuminate these truths. My hope is that you’ll come away from our four weeks together with a deepened relationship with language, a broader conception of what poetry is, and an increased capacity to be enriched, entertained, and awakened by poetry.


What you’ll get:

  • Access to a participants-only website.
  • Twice-weekly posts from me on various poetic topics, with a combination of information, readings, links, and videos.
  • Invitations for a variety of individual activities and reflections.
  • Interactions and discussion with other workshop participants.
  • Access to the website continues even after the workshop ends, so you can revisit topics and discussions anytime!

No previous experience with poetry is necessary. While the focus of this workshop is on awakening to and understanding poetry, I will also offer invitations and space for participants who wish to write their own poetry.


A lifetime of adventures in the world of words awaits! I hope you’ll come along for the journey!


Price: Pay what you can from $25-$60


Next session: July 10-August 3, 2018 

PWP Workshop 072018, $25-$60


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Cancellations and Refunds

You may cancel your enrollment for a full refund any time up to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day before the workshop starts. No refunds will be issued after that time. Send a message with the form below to cancel.

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