Note from the Director: Mark Doty was on our faculty in 2010. Our current faculty includes Stephen Dunn and Thomas Lux. Learn more about this year’s poetry workshops.
Advanced Poetry Writing with Mark Doty
Poetry workshop in New Jersey
January 15-18, 2010
Led by Special Guest Mark Doty
*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 Mark Doty during one of their three feedback sessions.
In Mark’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.
- Fee: $100 to add-on one poetry feedback session with Mark Doty
- Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to one of these intensive sessions with each Special Guest (Stephen Dunn and Mark Doty)
- Note: Mark’s sessions are not one-on-one tutorials, but group workshops 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
Mark Doty’s Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His eight books of poems include School of the Arts, Source and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose, one of which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. Doty’s poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books, Ploughshares, Poetry and The New Yorker. Widely anthologized, his poems appear in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and many other collections. Doty’s work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations. Doty lives in NYC and is Professor/Writer in Residence at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. Two new books are forthcoming: What Is the Grass, a prose meditation on Walt Whitman and the ecstatic, and Deep Lane, a new volume of poems.