In keeping with the artisanal tradition of the borough, Brooklyn Poets offers small, intensive poetry workshops taught by award-winning poets in their own homes to foster closer mentoring, peer feedback and attention to craft than traditional graduate workshops offer—at a fraction of the price. Workshops are offered in the winter–spring, summer and fall at three different levels: 1) Foundational Forms; 2) Contemporary Practice; 3) Manuscript Review. Workshops typically run for 5–7 weeks, with one three-hour session per week on weeknights or weekend afternoons/early evenings, culminating in a Workshop Showcase which all students are invited to participate in. Admission to Levels I and II is by open enrollment; Level-III workshops and manuscript consultations require a writing sample. In addition, we offer a Mentorship Program providing developing writers with twelve months of immersive training in becoming a poet, as well as Craft Labs offering webinar instruction on elements of poetic craft. Students in need can apply for a Brooklyn Poets Fellowship to participate in a workshop or manuscript consultation for free.
*Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant of COVID-19, most fall workshops will continue to be conducted online; workshops meeting in person will require proof of vaccination from all participants.*