People Writing Poems ::

holding the poem

6 Week Session

with Katharine Kaufman

Tuesday evenings, 6-8:30
June 25-July 29, 2019

Takes place in Katharine’s living room in Longmont

People Writing Poems :: Holding the Poem

In this session you’ll find ways to support your writing practice and the poem itself. You’ll partner your poem with a letter about the poem and create a handmade and evolving shrine for your long poem or series of poems.

Writing poems is a way to sort out your moving days. Writing allows you to access personal rhythms, images, your voice and be touched by the poem itself. In return, the poem influences your mornings, afternoons, nights.

In this writing group each week you’ll receive prompts and write. You’ll share last week’s writing (or current project). You’ll read poets who write in different forms, leaning toward women writers, poets of color, and poets who stir your heart. You’ll receive weekly individual written feedback and reading suggestions from Katharine.

This poetry writing workshop is a gentle way to celebrate and share writing.  The group can serve as sanctuary in these, our times.


~ read poetry (and be read to)

~ write poems as a practice

~ journey poems, list poems, small poems, place poems, found poems, haiku, hybrid, writing without looking. . .

~ weekly written editing & feedback about your poems

~ weekly poetry writing assignments

~ share your work

~ receive personal suggestions about poets and forms

~ see the worlds through a poet’s eye

~ bloom creativity

~ join friends in making stuff up

~ have tea and a little snack



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