Poem Lab, with Michael Mercurio

Why a Lab and not a Workshop? Because this class is an opportunity to play “mad scientist” with your poems, to experiment in free-writing and to discover your voice through revision. Each of our 8 sessions will start off with a brief reflection on the craft of writing poetry, as well as a poem to serve as inspiration/prompt. Writers will have ample time to generate new work and share it with the group in a conversational and reflective fashion. As appropriate to the interests of the group, we will also leave time for talking about the challenges and rewards particular to the poetry life, including specific craft elements, publishing, and the ever-popular question: How much rhyme is too much rhyme?

This workshop will be held online. 

Tuesdays, 6-9 pm, eight-week sessions begins Sept 13 ($325)

Michael Mercurio, MFA, lives and writes in the Pioneer Valley, where he serves on the steering committee for the Tell It Slant Poetry Festival (formerly Amherst Poetry Festival) and is the associate editor of the Naugatuck River Review. A graduate of the Lesley University low-res MFA program, his poetry has been published in Rust + MothCrab Creek Reviewand The Indianapolis Reviewand is forthcoming in Sugar House Review and Palette PoetryMichael also has had critical reviews published in The Lily Poetry Review.