Yearlong in Poetry with Dilruba Ahmed
In this yearlong poetry class, you’ll deepen your understanding of craft strategies and build confidence discussing key elements across diverse poems. Within a community providing support and accountability, you’ll generate new material toward personalized deadlines. The class’s longer format provides a unique opportunity to develop a larger body of work (e.g. linked sequence, draft chapbook, or full-length collection). Through workshop sessions, you’ll sharpen your editorial skills as you provide and receive constructive feedback. Workshop experience required.
No class on 11/9, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28, 3/29, & 4/5.
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August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
August 23: Member registration opens
August 30: General registration opens
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.