A Poet's Exploration of Form w John Morrison | Jan 14 - Feb 11 | In-person

“A poet’s resources and inspirations remain constant, but our curiosity about form and technique renews the art for us.” Paul Violi


For poets, there’s so much power and pleasure in form, and until we find the form, we can just churn and churn on the page. Over five weeks, with forms from strict to subtle, we will stretch and bend our drafts with tricks and techniques handed down by tradition. Our experimentation will take us to fresh compositions and radical revisions. Come to play and build your poetic toolkit.

Register for this workshop

Sundays, 1 - 3pm, Jan 14 - Feb 11, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 1033 SW Yamhill, Suite 405
Total Fee: 
Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $259 (cash/check); $268 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $274 (cash/check); $283 (PayPal).

A Statement of Our Values

The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.