Class #13

Poetry Camp 2019: Making Your Manuscript

Robin Chapman

May 26 - June 1


instructor imageCome spend a spring week at The Clearing writing poems into your manuscript.

You’ll do free writes to prompts and poems that you bring from home. Bring five photos or objects for poem prompts that go with the theme of your work (or that you want to write about) and bring current drafts of five poems from a manuscript or group of poems on which you are working. You’ll try a variety of ways to work with the resulting poem drafts to assemble them into your collection. Also bring paper and pen, and three poems that you would like to have critiqued in a private session. Select and bring a short poem by a poet you’d like to introduce to the group on Sunday night.

Robin Chapman is the author of 16 collections of poetry, including most recently Six True Things (Tebot Bach), poems about growing up in the Manhattan Project town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Other collections include the Posner Poetry Award-winning books The Way In and Images of a Complex World: The Art and Poetry of Chaos (with J.C. Sprott’s fractals). Her book The Dreamer Who Counted the Dead received a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Poetry Book of the Year Award, and her book Abundance received the Cider Press Editors’ Book Award. She has also co-edited the anthologies On Retirement and Love Over 60: An Anthology of Women’s Poems, and collaborated with composers, painters, textile artists and scientists in producing work. She posts her watercolors, and other poets’ poems, on Robin Chapman’s Poem a Day Blog.

Robin will contact students prior to class.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals