Fall 2018: Poetry Manuscript 1


Fall 2018: Poetry Manuscript 1


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Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9, 2018
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Neil Aitken
for writers at all levels
Limited to 10 students

Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

Discuss different approaches to ordering and organizing a
poetry manuscript by examining examples from recent books of poetry. Apply your new understanding of structuring patterns and principles to review and offer feedback on each participant’s poetry book or chapbook manuscript. Participants should bring two complete print copies of their manuscript, as well as 10 copies of their table of contents or a list of first lines. Poetry Manuscript 2 and 3 will be offered later in the fall and winter.

Neil Aitken is the author of two books of poetry, The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga), which won the Philip Levine Prize, and Babbage’s Dream (Sundress), as well as a chapbook of poetry, Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press). He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review and his own poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, American Literary Review, Southern Poetry Review, and many other literary journals.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.