Bringing the World into Your Poetry


Workshop meets over four Tuesdays:

  • Tuesday, June 1, 6:00-8:00 pm, CT
  • Tuesday, June 8, 6:00-8:00 pm, CT
  • Tuesday, June 15, 6:00-8:00 pm, CT
  • Tuesday, June 22, 6:00-8:00 pm, CT


  • Tuition: $100
  • Location: Zoom virtual workshop
  • Deadline: Registration closes Tuesday, June 1, 5:30 pm

Tution Assistance Available!

Bringing the World into Your Poetry

Over the past year, we have spent so much time separated from the outside world, whether by staying at home, socially distancing, or avoiding travel. Over four weeks in June, we will explore ways in which to bring the world into our poetry by incorporating dialogue, newspaper articles, references to works of art, definitions of words, diary entries, etc. The group will receive a series of prompts and close reading exercises to engage with, and incorporate, various facets of, and media from, the ontic world. Meetings will include a mix of discussion, workshopping original pieces, free writing, and revision.  

Contemporary poets read will include, but are not limited to, Cynthia Cruz, Anaïs Duplan, Maggie Nelson, Morgan Parker, and Ocean Vuong. 



Hannah Bonner's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in  Asheville Poetry Review, Pigeon Pages, Rattle, Schlag, So to Speak, The LaHave Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, The Pinch Journal, The Vassar Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Two Peach. Her essays have been featured in Bright Wall/Dark Room, Bustle, The Little Patuxent Review, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. She currently serves as the poetry editor for Brink ( 


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