MAKING POEMS THAT LAST – Winter 2014
A POETRY WORKSHOP WITH LEONARD GONTAREK
While there’s no guarantee you’ll become the next Robert Frost, with the guidance of award-winning, prolific poet Leonard Gontarek, it’s at least a possibility. Encouraging students to explore as many avenues as possible and remove themselves from their work, he’ll help you find—then strengthen—your style and voice.
Philadelphia Weekly, Nicole Finkbiner
Reserve a place in the class via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop will include discussions of contemporary and international
poetry, translation, the students’ poetry, and the realities of publishing poetry.
Narrative, persona, political, homage, and confessional poetry will be
covered with a focus on what makes a poet’s voice original and their own.
Specific direction and assignments will be given, with attention
to the basic elements and forms of poetry.
Through invention students will build more accurate and textured work.
The workshop will be presented in seven 2-hour sessions,
Saturdays, , 8, 15, 22, (no class Thanksgiving weekend),
, 13, 20.
Location: 4221 Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia.
The cost is 161 dollars for 7 sessions.
Please contact Leonard Gontarek with interest: email@example.com,
215.808.9507 – Independent workshops and manuscript editing available.