Tag: poetry workshop group

Sticks & Stones: How to Write a Poetry Newsletter – guest blog post by Erica Goss

In 2017, I decided to start a newsletter. I named it Sticks & Stones after the childhood chant “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Of course, words can and do hurt, and are far more powerful than mere sticks and stones, but […]

6 Workshop Critique Tips – guest blog post by Karen Paul Holmes

The Beatles sang, When I was younger, so much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way. And, young or old, that's how some poets feel. I wrote in a vacuum for years, scribbling in a spiral notebook and never showing a soul. But now I […]

3 Years of Brown Bags: How to Keep a Poetry Group Going – guest blog post by Erica Goss

When I became the second Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, California, I wanted to continue the poetry workshop that the first Los Gatos Poet Laureate, Parthenia Hicks, had started. That group met on a weekday evening, once per month. Some of the attendees told me that they would […]

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