upcoming

La Romita Writer’s Retreat in Italy!
June 4-18, 2014
Poetry, fiction, & non-fiction. All levels.
For more info,
click here and go to “writer’s retreat” under the “workshops” tab. Please contact La Romita directly with any questions about travel or accommodations; I’m happy to talk to you about the program itself.

ONLINE POETRY:
Mar 31-May 26, 2014
$550.

NYC: Mon 7-9:30pm
April 21-May 19
$275.
http://www.laromita.orgshapeimage_3_link_0
to apply for poetry workshops: 

Email me kimaddonizio@comcast.net
with “workshops” in subject heading. If I don’t know your work, send ONE poem (Sorry, I really can’t read more) and a short paragraph about yourself. Or ask to be put on my mailing list, & I’ll let you know about upcoming groups.
books for
poets 

ORDINARY GENIUS: A GUIDE FOR THE POET WITHIN, Kim Addonizio (W.W. Norton)
THE POET'S COMPANION: A GUIDE TO THE PLEASURES OF WRITING POETRY, Kim Addonizio & Dorianne Laux (W.W. Norton)
IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND: THE POET'S PORTABLE WORKSHOP, Steve Kowit (Tilbury House)
BEST WORDS, BEST ORDER, Stephen Dobyns (St. Martin's)
STRUCTURE AND SURPRISE: ENGAGING POETIC TURNS, ed. Michael Theune (Teachers & Writers)
NINE GATES: ENTERING THE MIND OF POETRY, Jane Hirshfield (HarperPerennial)
POETIC METER & POETIC FORM, Paul Fussell (McGraw Hill)
TEXT BOOK: AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY LANGUAGE, Robert Scholes, Nancy Comley, Greg Ulmer (St. Martin’s)mailto:kimaddonizio@comcast.netshapeimage_4_link_0

There is no royal path to good writing; and such paths as do exist do not lead through neat critical gardens, various as they are, but through the jungles of self, the world, and of craft.”  ~Jessamyn West