• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: May 19, 2023
  • End Date: May 19, 2023
  • Day of Week: Friday
  • Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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Lineation Elation: Lineate Your Poems With Confidence & Expression

Feeling confused about where and how to break your lines? Join us to explore a "toolkit" of strategies to help you lineate your poems with confidence and expression. We'll discuss how lineation choices can impact tone, meaning, emphasis, pacing, surprise, and more. Students can expect to lineate the work of others—and their own!—using a variety of approaches to create various effects. Bring 2–3 draft poems to class for experimentation (ideally about 8–10 lines long).

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Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Dilruba Ahmed

Dilruba Ahmed


Dilruba Ahmed is the author of Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry Series, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). Her debut book of poetry, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press), won the Bakeless Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry. Her poems have also been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2019 (Scribner), Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books), Literature: The Human Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s), Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas), and elsewhere. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers.


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