LIVE! Spring 2024 class catalog now online! 🌷

Where to Begin: The Art and Craft of the Poem Title

with Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

Genres: Poetry

Online

Intermediate, Advanced

1 Session

Start Date: February 26, 2023
End Date: February 26, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
4 seats left!
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

A great title can draw the reader into a poem, guide the way, and open it up—sometimes all at once. But poems can also be undercut by vague or lackluster titling, and many writers aren't sure how or where to begin. In this three-hour workshop, we’ll explore the relationships between poems and their titles, discuss several intriguing examples, then play with techniques for titling our own work. Bring 5–10 poem drafts to work with during class.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

she/her

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse (Frost Place Chapbook Prize) and Tulips, Water, Ash (Morse Poetry Prize). Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and Kenyon Review and anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She holds a BA in contemporary American literature from Yale University and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, where she was a Javits Fellow. Lisa lives in Portland, OR, where she reads, writes, edits, parents, and cohosts the literary reading series Lilla Lit. (lisagluskinstonestreet.com)

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

Make a Donation

Donations made throughout the year help fund our programs and operations.