The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything. In the mornings we meet in workshops to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours; each participant also has an opportunity to work with each staff poet. In the late afternoons we gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft. On several afternoons staff poets hold brief individual conferences. Tuition for the Poetry Program includes six evening meals and daily photocopying of poems. A limited amount of financial aid is available. Poetry Director: Robert Hass.

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Below you will find galleries from our Poetry Workshops over the years.