Explore and grow as a poetry writer in our online poetry classes. Collaborate with other serious poets, and enjoy direct interaction with and feedback from our award-winning instructors.
We’re here to support you through all stages of your poetry writing journey, from deepening in craft elements to exploring genre and form to developing and honing your collection.
Our instructors are both published poets and experienced educators, and they're dedicated to supporting you—whatever your personal goals, level of experience, or approach to poetry.
Our online poetry classes are filling fast, so reserve your spot today.
Upcoming Poetry Writing Classes
| Writing Mindfulness: Sensual World/Poetry Mind|
April 22, 2020
$175 | 4 Weeks
A four week class, melding the language mind with the sensual: How to turn detailed observation into a poem. With Marc Olmsted.
| Experiments in Genre: Finding Creative Inspiration by Messing Up the Rules|
May 6, 2020
$260 | 6 Weeks NEW!
Can you translate the movement of a dance into a poem? What happens when you write a story in the form of a multiple-choice quiz? Learn to take your work in rich and unexpected new directions by subverting and blending genre conventions.
| From Journal To Poem Or Prose: The Chronology Of Mind|
May 6, 2020
$360 | 10 Weeks
Gather material through writing and experimenting with journaling, researching and taking notes to develop into poems or prose works.
| From Writing Circle to Finished Poem: Turn Raw Writing into Poetry|
May 13, 2020
$260 | 6 Weeks NEW!
Gather together in a virtual writing circle, hit the mute button on your internal editor, and uncover inspiration to shape into poetry.
Unscheduled Poetry Writing Classes
Browse our full poetry offerings below. Let us know which poetry writing courses you're interested in, and we'll contact you with dates when we're ready to put them on our calendar.
Even if you’ve never written poetry before, you can begin the rewarding process of crafting a poetry novel for Young Adults. Is there a market for novels written in verse? Are they well received? Yes, there is, and yes, they are!
Hone your poetic craft by writing 6-7 new poems and combining them with previously-written poems to create a chapbook, or short poetry collection.
Have a grand time with specific physical exercises that honor your health, generate imaginative ideas, explore deeply and make your creative writing entertaining.
Explore the border between prose poetry and flash fiction. For writers of fiction, poetry, essay and memoir.
An open-forum poetry workshop in which students’ interests will direct the nature and content of our discussions.
For those who want to kick start their writing into high gear.
Poetry is alive and well. Contemporary poets can be touching, terrifying, and laugh-out-loud funny. Join us for an exploration of writing and reading poems.
Poetry began thousands of years ago and remains a living path through writing & life. Start the journey.
For any writer wanting to root writing in vision and vision in the body: for poetry, fiction, essay, memoir & pleasure.
Join Susan in two writing circles each week: intimate spaces for writers to free-write together, saying yes to whatever shows up, followed by group read-arounds. These writing sessions are spontaneous, intimate, freeing, and transformative.
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Why Take a Poetry Writing Course with Writers.com?
- We welcome writers of all backgrounds and experience levels, and we are here for one reason: to support you on your writing journey.
- Small groups keep our online poetry writing classes lively and intimate.
- Work through your weekly written lectures, course materials, and writing assignments at your own pace.
- Share and discuss your work with classmates in a supportive class environment.
- Your course instructor will offer you direct, personal feedback and suggestions on every assignment you submit.