Writers' Seminars - The Poetry Workshop

This course is designed to help students become familiar with the writing and revisioning of classical and contemporary poetry. This will be a portfolio/workshop-based class where your writings and the writings of your classmates will be openly discussed and "workshopped" with the intent of aiding the creative process. The different forms, formulas, and formalities of each assignment will try to encompass poetry's particular nuances; the poems will cover traditional and non-traditional forms from Ancient Greek structures right up to your neighborhood slam. This should help the poet see the various techniques and traditions, as well as allowing the poet to bend the rules for investigations into their own written life. Upon the courses completion, you will present a portfolio and perform some of the creative work you have done throughout the course. Approximately 10 to 15 pages of poetry will be required for your final collection.

Thursday, July 7th - July 28th, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Instructed by Matthew Reiter

Fee: $50

Prof. Matthew Reiter teaches Creative Writing and English at New Jersey City University and the College of Staten Island. He holds a BA in English from West Virginia University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University. His poems can be found in Maddening Loop, midrib, SpringGun, Cold Drill, The Idaho Review, cornslaw, Calliope, Spiral Bridge, weirddeer, amongst others.