2022 Summer Program


Class #15

Poetry Camp 2022: Studying Old Favorites & Writing New Work

Robin Chapman

May 22 - May 28, 2022

instructor imageCome spend a spring week at The Clearing writing new poems into your manuscript or starting a new one.

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 ten books of poetry, including most recently The Only Home We Know (Tebot Bach), poems about our fragile world, and Six True Things, 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.

Robin will contact students prior to class.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Web: http://robinchapmanspoetryandpainting.blogspot.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

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


NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.