Workshop an Individual Poem

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Instructive criticism to improve your poem

Have you hit a roadblock with your poetry? Do you need suggestions with describing the ordinary with fresh language? Do you just want another set of eyes to offer guidance on how to elevate your poem?

Submit your poem for a workshop

 

After you submit your poem, I'll give detailed comments about what's working in the poem and what I believe can be improved upon. I'll also send you a list of recommended authors I believe will inspire you (I love to do this because my clients' work always brings to memory other authors who have similar writing styles). The instructive comments I offer to improve your poem can be applied to your other poems as well.

 

If you would like a more one-on-one experience with workshopping your poem, I offer an option with the workshop that includes a 30-minute Zoom call where we will go over the comments I made on your poem, and do a deep dive into every part of the poem.

 

We will have a dialogue about your perspective of the poem, and I will offer my advice on how to elevate your poem and future writings.

My hope is that after this workshop you will be inspired to continue on your poetry journey for years to come!

Workshop (no Zoom):

  • Simple process
  • Quick turnaround (within a week)
  • Instructive and encouraging feedback
  • Inspired list of authors to expand your poetry library
  • Tips you can use for all of your poems
  • Answering your questions about my feedback

Workshop WITH Zoom:

  • Simple process
  • Quick turnaround (within a week)
  • Instructive and encouraging feedback
  • Inspired list of authors to expand your poetry library
  • Tips you can use for all of your poems
  • Answering your questions about my feedback
  • **Includes a 30-minute Zoom call to review and workshop your poem together

About Me

The first poetry workshop I participated in was in 2004 as an undergraduate student at Baker University. I attended numerous workshops there and also as a graduate student at San Francisco State University and Emerson College.

 

Presently, I regularly attend poetry workshops through the Poetry Connected and Poets Wanted Meetup.com groups.

 

I love understanding how a poem is working on the page, and then articulating specific suggestions in order to elevate the poem to the next level. 

 

In the workshops for my personal poetry, I gained confidence through the process. Overtime, I began to understand what was working (and not working) in my poetry on my own.

 

I have since gone on to become a published author with The Boy Born with a Pinhole Heart, Oakland, I'm Not Dead, and The Cosmos is Alive (with Still Human being released this year).

 

After I guide you through the process of elevating your poem, you will be able to apply these instructional comments and frameworks into all of your poetry. I'm so excited to help you become a more confident poet!

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Places I've Been Published

I've been honored to have my poetry appear in the following publications throughout the years:
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