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Arranging Your Poem on the Page

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

$45 – $70

INSTRUCTOR: Mathew Weitman

TIME: Saturday, August 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CDT

PRICE: Early bird price: $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers. The deadline for early bird pricing is Sunday, August 18. After Monday, August 12: $55 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Become a member here. Apply for a scholarship here.

LOCATION: Hybrid. Writespace, 1907 Sabine Street, #125, Houston, TX 77007 (map). This workshop is also available via Zoom.

LEVEL: All levels

CAP: 15

How does your poem look on the page? And does it really matter how you arrange the lines and spaces? Aren’t the words the most important part?

The truth is the arrangement of a poem is a powerful and underrated element of poetic craft. Join prize-winning poet Mathew Weitman in a workshop that will categorically prove just how important it is to think about how your poem looks on the page. Using mentor texts and craft essays from such greats as Albert Ríos, Charles Simic, Lyn Hejinian, Charles Bernstein, Harryette Mullen, Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, and many others, we will turn our attention to the question of how to form poems on the page.

Students can expect to workshop at least one poem.

This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. This project is generously funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

​This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


August 24
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45 – $70
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1907 Sabine Street Ste 125
Houston, TX 77007
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