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Finding Your Poetic Voice with Amy Holman (via Zoom)

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


In this 6-week workshop, we will delve into the images, diction, structures, abstractions, symbolism and other considerations that interest poets when they write. Through individual and group prompts, and by paying attention to the work of other poets, Amy Holman will help students to follow their curiosities and interests to develop their own poetic voices. This workshop could be useful to new and emerging poets. Please be prepared to share a poem in the first class.

This class will take place via Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed at the time of registration. Please write to [email protected] with any questions.

Class will meet for 6 Thursdays, from 6:30-9:00 pm, between January 14-February 18, 2021.

Instructor Amy Holman is the author of Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window (Somondoco Press, 2010), and Wait for Me, I’m Gone, winner of the 2004 Dream Horse Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Prize. Poems have also been in The Best American Poetry 1999, The Westchester Review, Gargoyle, Failbetter, Barrow Street, American Letters & Commentary, and online at Archaeology Magazine. She has been a guest poet for The Masters School 10th grade trip to the Ossining Weir, The Hudson School 7th & 8th graders in Hoboken, and the Putnam County Arts Council poetry workshop. As a literary consultant she’s been a guest speaker at colleges, universities, conferences and literary centers, including annually at the Bread Loaf Conference since 1995. Her essays have appeared in magazine columns, anthologies, and literary journals. As of 2020, she is one of the new poetry editors at The Westchester Review. She lives in Brooklyn.


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January 14
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States