Year of Your Book: Poetry with Jennifer Franklin (Wednesdays, via Zoom)

This a 6-week class meeting on Zoom, Wednesdays 12:30pm-3:00pm starting Wednesday January 4th and ending Wednesday February 8th.

You have written the first draft of your full-length collection. Now, we need to order all of the poems, decide if there should be sections, revise each of the poems, settle on the title, and most importantly—remove any poems that are not as strong. This series of classes begins at the start of 2023 and goes through the year. A combination of workshopping new and old poems and deep revision, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is to submit to book prizes and chapbook contests in fall 2022. Participants are encouraged to enroll for every six-week session. Each six-week session, a maximum of three manuscripts will be reviewed–one every other week. The other week we will review two poems each.

New students must email jennifer@writerscenter.org with a synopsis of your manuscript and ten pages of poetry before registering. Class is capped at 11 students. Please do not register for this class without an invitation from Jennifer.

Jennifer Franklin (AB Brown University, MFA Columbia University School of the Arts) is the author of two full collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, IF SOME GOD SHAKES YOUR HOUSE will be published by Four Way Books in March 2023. Jennifer teaches poetry in the Manhattanville MFA Program and has been teaching manuscript revision at HVWC for the past ten years. Her poetry has been published widely in print and online including American Poetry ReviewBlackbird, Boston Review, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, Love’s Executive Order, The Nation, Paris Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.orgPrairie Schooner, and Rhino. www.jenniferfranklinpoet.com

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 19143325953