Advanced Poetry Writing with Gregory Pardlo
Poetry workshop in New Jersey
January 12-15, 2018
Led by Special Guest Gregory Pardlo
*Limited to just 10 participants per session.*
The poetry writing workshops are at the heart of the Winter Getaway. Experienced poets taking Advanced Poetry Writing are invited to work with Gregory Pardlo during one of their three feedback sessions.
In Gregory’s workshop, you will receive constructive feedback on a poem in progress (30 line maximum) or a new poem written to the day’s assignment. He will help you identify your poem’s virtues and offer suggestions to strengthen its weaknesses. Since you already know the basics, he will encourage you to push your boundaries by taking imaginative and linguistic risks so you can make breakthroughs in your poetry.
How it works
- There is a $100 surcharge for this session, which is limited to 10 participants. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to one intensive session with Gregory per person.
- Please note: The session with Gregory is not a one-on-one tutorial, but a group workshop with 10 participants.
During your two additional feedback sessions, you will work with other members of our talented faculty. Each has a unique and encouraging style, which will nurture your poetry in different ways.
Learn more about the Advanced Poetry Workshop.
“In the ten years I have been attending the Getaway, I have grown in both confidence and competence as a poet. This wouldn’t have happened without encouragement to take risks coupled with support. Thank you.”
~ Deborah, Egg Harbor City, NJ
Gregory Pardlo’s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf. His poems, reviews, and translations have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Poet Lore and on National Public Radio. You can watch this video of Gregory giving a reading or read a few of his poems.