The Workshops: Poetry

June 16-23 and July 7-14, 2018

The Poetry Workshop

Poetry may be the most flexible, the most ancient, the most playful, and the most challenging of genres. The Kenyon Review’s poetry workshops meet intensively every day to create and share new work, not merely to hone skills and discover new strategies, but also to share openly and grow together. In each class, writers explore the fine art of reading poetry as well as writing it. Together, participants and distinguished instructors consider poetry’s forms, shapes, and methods; and they experiment with a wide variety of subject matter and materials.

During the workshop week, writers create momentum and cultivate inspiration that will carry them forward in their writing long after leaving Kenyon. The small communities of friends and colleagues that are forged in the workshops remain in touch, sharing, critiquing and motivating one another for months and years to come.

Each class is limited to 10 participants. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, and we make every effort to notify applicants within four weeks of application. The application consists of the online application form, a resume, and a writing sample. The writing sample should be three or four poems. Carl Phillips or Solmaz Sharif in session I or David Baker, Kimiko Hahn, or Natalie Shapero in session II.

Questions? Please email writers@kenyonreview.org or call 740-427-5196

The application site will open in early January 2018.

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