This intensive 4-week session will give poets an opportunity to workshop their recent writing for feedback on developing additional drafts and receive one on one mentoring from a successful poet. Participants should have at least 4 poems handy when the workshop begins or commit to having a new poem ready each week.
Students will learn, develop, and build on their vocabulary of poetry by articulating responses to other writers and receiving feedback on their work. They will gain a stronger understanding of their strengths as a writer and where they can focus their energies in their revision process.
This workshop entails receiving feedback from, and providing it to your peers, alongside some personalized instructor mentoring.
Weeks 1 – 4
Students will upload a new poem by 11:59 p.m. on Monday and complete a critique by Friday. Friday-Sunday, authors may contact specific workshop participants to ask clarifying questions on their feedback if necessary. Students will receive instructor mentoring and will give and receive participant feedback.Limited Enrollment
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About Charles Jensen
Charles Jensen is the author of The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture (2012 MiPOESIAS Chapbook Series) and The First Risk, which was published in 2009 by Lethe Press and was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. His previous chapbooks include Living Things, which won the 2006 Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award, and The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon (New Michigan Press, 2007). A past recipient of an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, his poetry has appeared in Bloom, Columbia Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, Field, The Journal, New England Review, and Prairie Schooner. He holds an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University, where he also did graduate work in nonprofit leadership and management. He is the founding editor of the online poetry magazine LOCUSPOINT, which explores creative work on a city-by-city basis, and is active in the national arts community by serving on the Emerging Leader Council of Americans for the Arts. He currently works as the Development & Communications Manager of Arts for LA and serves on the board of directors of the literary magazine 32 Poems. He lives in Los Angeles.Notice: Sorry, but registration for this workshop has now closed.