The Shape of the Poem: An Advanced Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


Event Details

In this five-week poetry workshop, participants will read challenging works of poetry to discuss how different kinds of language shape the poems we write.

Our discussion will focus on, not only the content of poems, but the ways in which the poems are made. We’ll explore questions such as: How do we move our poetry beyond the narrative? Why is attention to syntax important? How can we improve the revision process? 

Each week will include discussion, time for writing, and ample time to workshop the participants’ original pieces.

Previous experience in a poetry workshop is encouraged but not essential.

About Theresa Monteiro

Theresa lives in New Hampshire with her husband and six children. She is a former high school teacher who now works as a private tutor through an online platform. She holds an MFA from the University of New Hampshire. She has had poems published in various magazines and journals including The American Journal of Poetry, On the Seawall, River Heron Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, Presence, Cutleaf Journal, and The Banyan Review. Her first full-length manuscript was chosen as a finalist for the Jake Adam York Prize by Copper Nickel Press in 2022 and she was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Venue Information

The Word Barn
66 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833

Organizer Information

The Word Barn

66 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833

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