Poetry & Publishing Section I
Students will generate four to six new poems, participate in a mock editorial committee, and submit work to a literary journal for publication. We’ll read and write in response to a wide array of contemporary poets, becoming familiar along the way with the literary journals to which we aspire. Poets we read include Jericho Brown, Franny Choi, and Solmaz Sharif. All will finish the class by sending at least one submission, which will include a new, strong cover letter.
Jeanine Walker holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Her poetry collection, Diagram of Parts, is forthcoming from Groundhog Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in Chattahoochee Review, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.