Intermediate Poetry | Newberry

Intermediate Poetry

Led by Toby Altman
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Six sessions. Wednesdays, June 15-July 20


Virtual (Full - Register for Waitlist on Learning Stream)

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Seminar Description

Intermediate Poetry is an opportunity for experienced poets to build their knowledge of their craft, receive detailed feedback from thoughtful peers, and develop a strong writing community to support their work.

We will balance class time between studying the best of contemporary poetry, reading across a wide range of genres and styles, and work-shopping each other’s work. Further, the course will provide guidance to students who hope to begin submitting their work to literary journals.

Toby Altman is the author of two books of poetry, Discipline Park (Wendy’s Subway, 2022) and Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017). He holds a PhD in English from Northwestern University and an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Materials List


  • Digital Course Packet

First Reading:

  • Read an excerpt from Natalie Diaz’s Postcolonial Love Poem.

Cost and Registration Information 

Six sessions. Registration: $230 ($207 for Newberry members, seniors, and students)

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