Thursday, December 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join award-winning poet and scholar, Justin Wymer, as he explores astonishing award-winning first and second poetry collections. Explore the craft behind these books and what makes them stand out. More details and syllabus to follow.
NB: This is a six-week class & it will be capped at 17. Class will not be held on Thanksgiving Day. You will receive a link as soon as you register to the email address you use to enroll in the class. Please check spam if you do not receive it. You will be sent a reminder email with the link 24 hours before class. Please read our policy page before registering. Registration is $320 at
Justin Wymer is a poet, scholar, and educator. Born and raised in southwestern West Virginia, he holds degrees from Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’s Workshop. Currently, he resides in Denver, where he completed a PhD in creative writing and literary arts with a focus on trauma studies and literature of excess and difficulty.
A winner of the 2012 Captain Jonathan Fay Prize from the Radcliffe Institute for best thesis out of any discipline at Harvard College, Wymer has also received awards and fellowships from Harvard Office for the Arts, University of Iowa, University of Denver, Academy of American Poets, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Spanish Ministry for Culture and Sport.
Wymer’s poems, interviews, translations, and essays have appeared in various journals, including The Adroit Journal, Atlantean Poets, Beecher’s, Boston Review‘s Poet Sampler (intro by Peter Sacks, 20 most-read poems of 2013), Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature, Conjunctions, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, Manchester Review (UK), Nat. Brut, Poetry Daily, The Rumpus, Souvenir Lit, and THRUSH Poetry Journal, and West Branch, among others. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Foglifter and an anthology on Appalachian labor poetics.
Wymer’s debut full-length collection, Deed, won the 2018 Antivenom Poetry Award, chosen by Jennifer Franklin, and was published by Elixir Press in 2019.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953