Judyth Hill – my first poetry instructor and favorite role model – is leading a two-day poetry workshop in Mexico next month. Don’t miss this. The author of six books of poetry, Judyth has been aptly described as "energy with skin.” That’s no overstatement. Her creative energy, combined with her expansive writing career (poet, teacher, baker, food writer), invites and encourages liberation, invigoration and celebration.
Poetry Writing: The Sweet Ecology of Manuscripts
Feb. 23 - 24, 2009
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
More details here.
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On another note, and closer to home (well, my home, anyway), Declaration Editing seeks an intern to lend a hand with Four and Twenty, its short form poetry journal. The internship is unpaid, but the lucky helper gets to, among many things, sort through poetry submissions. (It’s the voyeur in me that goes giddy at the chance to sneak peeks at the work of others). And, best of all, thanks to our widening world of email and such, you can intern from the comfort of your own home. So Jetsons!
Go here for more.
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Speaking of home — and the increasing ease of laptop living — now you can take part in a writing workshop without getting out of bed. Poetry for the People email class starts March 11.
In this six-week class, Portland poet Sage Cohen offers six lessons with six assignments completed in six weeks. The class is designed to boost and support writers of all levels and experience. I took this class last year and it provided much-needed focus and structure.
Get going, go here.