Note from the Director: Thomas Lux was on our faculty in 2016. Our current faculty includes Stephen Dunn and TBA. Learn more about this year’s poetry workshops.
Advanced Poetry Writing with Thomas Lux
Poetry workshop in New Jersey
January 15-18, 2016
Led by Special Guest Thomas Lux
*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 Thomas Lux during one of their three feedback sessions.
In Thomas’ 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 Thomas per person.
- Please note: The session with Thomas 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
Thomas Lux is Bourne Professor of Poetry at The Georgia Institute of Technology. He directs the McEver Visiting Writers Program and Poetry@Tech. He has published over a dozen books of poetry; his most recent is Selected Poems 1982-2012 (Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2014). He has also published one book of nonfiction, From the Southland. His forthcoming books are To the Left of Time (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), and an edited volume, Selected Poems of Bill Knott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016). He has received three National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He also received the Kingsley Tufts Award for his book, Split Horizon.
You can watch this video of Thomas giving a reading or read a few of his poems.