Poetry Workshop at the Bakery Building

This will be a generative poetry workshop for poets at all levels. The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for six weeks with access to a small group of focused readers. After each workshop, Zachary will give the group a prompt/assignment to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in your group conversations. The participants will spend the beginning of the following week's workshop discussing your experiences with the assignment.

The workshop will be capped at 6 people, so everyone will get about 20 minutes of focused group discussion of their own new work at each meeting. The class will meet once per week for 6 total weeks starting on Oct. 22 and meeting every Monday from 5:30 to 8:30. 

$200 total per person for the 6 weeks.

2x4 Online Poetry Workshops / May - July

 In May, June and July of 2018, I will host multiple 4-week poetry workshops via Google Hangouts. Each workshop is capped at 2 students of any level. Together, the three of us will arrange a time for a weekly 1-hour online workshop. The first 20 minutes of that hour will be spent in Google Docs building commentary on both new poems by both students. The remaining 40 minutes will be spent workshopping both poems live via Google Hangouts.   The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for the month. After each meeting, I'll give both students a prompt to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in our conversation.   Because each workshop is capped at 2 students, each student gets about 30 minutes of focused attention on their own new work at each meeting. The workshop is 4 total weeks. Meeting times TBD.    $200 total per person for 4 weeks Contact me to reserve your spot:  zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

In May, June and July of 2018, I will host multiple 4-week poetry workshops via Google Hangouts. Each workshop is capped at 2 students of any level. Together, the three of us will arrange a time for a weekly 1-hour online workshop. The first 20 minutes of that hour will be spent in Google Docs building commentary on both new poems by both students. The remaining 40 minutes will be spent workshopping both poems live via Google Hangouts. 

The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for the month. After each meeting, I'll give both students a prompt to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in our conversation. 

Because each workshop is capped at 2 students, each student gets about 30 minutes of focused attention on their own new work at each meeting. The workshop is 4 total weeks. Meeting times TBD. 

$200 total per person for 4 weeks
Contact me to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

Mary Ruefle Workshop at PUGS

I'm leading a 3-week class on Thursday evenings starting July 6 at the Portland Underground Graduate School on Mary Ruefle's 3 most recent books. It's only $100 to join. You can read more about it on the PUGS website here

To celebrate DeWeese DeWeek, Christopher DeWeese reads “The Atmosphere,” the first poem from The Father of the Arrow is the Thought, in a wind tunnel at the mall. You can celebrate DeWeese DeWeek by watching him do it. And then by pre-ordering the book and reading it in your own wind tunnel at your own mall, or wherever. If you pre-order the book this week, you’ll get free stuff. 

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The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities is using my book of poems, Fjords vol. 1, to teach literacy to some of their adult clients. They’ve been interpreting some of the poems in their art classes. As a poet, too rarely do you get to see the evidence of the work the poems are doing without you there, after you’ve written them, so this news makes me incredibly happy and proud. 

Can you guess to which Fjords poem they belong?