Monthly 4th Sun 1pm: Poetry Read & Critique with Steve Kowit
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL. You will be added to a WAIT LIST and notified when an opening occurs.
This is an ongoing read & critique group with limited registration. Members pay monthly for their ongoing participation. Single-session registration also is available. Meets on last Sunday of the month.
Writing prompts will be given for participants to use if they desire.
To pay monthly by Paypal after initial registration, send your payment to firstname.lastname@example.org noting the instructor and R&C time with your payment. Please include this information in the subject line of check payments as well.
Each session will be three hours, and although Steve will deal at each session with technique and a brief discussion of model poems, the workshop will focus on discussions of the poems being written and revised by workshop participants. Since the workshop is limited to 11 participants, the group should be able to critique in some depth a poem by each participant at each session. Each session will also include a prompt for a poem possibly to be written for the following session so that workshop participants can be actively writing drafts of new poems and critiquing them. Participants, who wish to, will also be encouraged to critique one another’s work online.
Steve Kowit was born in Brooklyn and moved to San Diego over twenty-five years ago, where he teaches at Southwestern College. He earned his BA from Brooklyn College, his MA from San Francisco State College, and his MFA from Warren Wilson College. In addition to authoring several books of his own poetry, he has edited a poetry anthology, The Maverick Poets; written several works on the subject of writing poetry, including the highly praised In the Palm Of Your Hand: The Poet’s Portable Workshop. He is distinguished by his many awards for poetry, some of which include the National Endowment Fellowship in Poetry, two Pushcart Prizes, the Atlanta Review Poetry Prize, the Ouroboros Book Award, the 2006 Tampa Review Poetry Prize, and most recently the San Diego Theodore Geisel Award. His collection of poems, The Dumbbell Nebula, was a San Francisco Chronicle’s Notable Book of the Year, and his most recent books of poems, Gods of Rapture and The First Noble Truth have attracted rapt attention and praise from reviewers.