The Poets Circle
Join Poets in Conversation
Open to all poets curious about the book-development process.
Join The Poets Circle for twice monthly conversations on the nuts and bolts of poetry-book development and the big questions that background our process, such as: How do we develop poetic voice? Is a thematic approach to writing helpful or harmful? How much should we consider audience when we write? Plus, live Q&As with guest authors.
Members of The Poets Circle receive discounts on Poet to Poet classes. Join today at $15/month and you will have access to The Poets Circle at this low price indefinitely.
When: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month on Zoom
1st Wed, Evening — 6-7pm Mountain [5-6pm PT, 7-8 CT, 8-9pm ET]
3rd Wed, Midday — 12-1pm Mountain [11am-12pm PT, 1-2 CT, 2-3 ET]
Get practical tips on developing and publishing poetry mansucripts, plus bring your questions and insights on these themes.
Heard in the Herd: On Poetic Voice
What is poetic voice? How do we develop poetic voice and how does it evolve? How would we describe ours? What is shaping our voices, currently?
Infinite Doorways: On Knowing Your Generative Style
How do our poems emerge, generally? Which aspects of poetic writing—images, sounds, metaphors, etc—are most generative for you? What keeps the fire stoked?
The Problem of Themes
Is a thematic approach helpful or hamful? To what extent should we consider themes in our work prior to putting a book together? How do themes emerge and play out in your work?
Weaving the Thread: On Coherence
How do we cultivate coherence in our work? How do the authors we admire create a sense of coherence in their work, across poems?
About The Poets Circle (Community Membership)
Open to all poets currently working on a book or curious about the book-development process. Join for access to members-only conversations, class discounts, and more. Membership is just $15/month. Members who join now will have access to the community at this low price indefinitely. Stay for as long as you’d like—cancel any time.