2023 Summer Workshops
In this workshop, you will decide if you’re more interested in generating new work or in sharing previously drafted work with the group (or some combination of both). I will bring in poems every day as models of various craft elements for our consideration, and I will conclude each class by offering you a generative exercise that you may wish to work on throughout your time at the conference. It’s entirely your choice. Because no one size fits all, my goal is to meet you where you’re presently at with your poetic process, and to offer you the craft skills to keep you generating and revising your poems on your own, outside of a workshop atmosphere.
Erin Belieu is the author of numerous poetry collections, all from Copper Canyon Press, including her most recent book COME-HITHER HONEYCOMB (2021). Her poems have appeared in places such as Poetry, the New Yorker, the New York Times, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Narrative, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day, as well as multiple appearances in the Best American Poetry anthology series. Among her literary honors, Belieu has received a Rona Jaffe Fellowship, Barnes and Noble's Writers For Writers Award and AWP's George Garrett Prize for outstanding leadership and mentorship within the national writing community. Belieu teaches full-time in the University of Houston MFA/Ph.D. Program in Creative Writing, as well as on the Lesley MFA low residency faculty in Cambridge, MA.