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Yearlong in Poetry

In weekly meetings over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, yearlong classes provide dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a draft of a book. Whether you are early in the writing process or already have a rough draft, these yearlong courses will help you set active, clear goals, as well as write and revise with intention.

One-third of each course focuses on developing proficiency with the writing tools (craft elements) that you will need to use, and the remaining two-thirds are comprised of workshops and writing toward personally devised deadlines.

It is okay to miss some classes because of travel. That said, students who get the most out of yearlong classes are often very dedicated to their writing, and are eager to develop a strong and steady writing practice as well as become part of a tightly knit cohort of writers.

Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky wrote, “Diamonds are not found in black earth; they have to be sought near volcanoes.” In this yearlong class, we’ll write poems that seek to tap into this artistic heat. We’ll workshop and revise these poems while finding inspiration in both historical sources and contemporary poetry collections. Combining both workshop and generative exercises, the course will emphasize the development, critique, and inspiration for long-term poetic endeavors. Workshop experience required.

Payment plans available. Contact registrar@hugohouse.org for more information.

We have opened up a second section of Yearlong in Poetry, it is now open for registration.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through the end of 2020.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Bill Carty

Class Type: 30 sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/23/2020

No Class On: 11/25/20, 12/23/20, 12/30/20, 3/24/21, 3/30/21

End Date: 05/26/2021

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$1287.00 Member Price:
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$1430.00 General Price:

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Bill Carty

Bill Carty has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Artist Trust, and Hugo House. He is the author of Huge Cloudy (forthcoming, Octopus Books). His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, and other journals.

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