Poetry-Writing Workshop: The Poet’s Process

Date / Time

  • April 15, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 22, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 29, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 6, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 13, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 20, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


Tuition for this workshop is $350.
To register please call 215-732-1600, ext. 100 or e-mail [email protected].

Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above will receive a 10% discount on tuition.

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This course provides an introduction to poetry writing, drawing upon the Rosenbach’s unique collection of writers’ manuscripts to inspire the creation of new poems. Alongside viewings of such manuscripts as Marianne Moore’s poems in various stages of editing and revision, we will engage in discussions and writing experiments designed to spark original thinking, develop facility with writing, and enhance understanding of your creative process. By the end of the course, you will have created a portfolio of poems and enhanced your knowledge of diverse approaches to creative work.

Poetry Writing Workshop Syllabus

About the Instructor

Anna Maria Hong is the Visiting Creative Writer at Ursinus College and was a Bunting Fellow in Poetry at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her poetry chapbook Hello, virtuoso! was published by the Belladonna* Collaborative. She is the editor of Growing Up Asian American, published by William Morrow and Avon Books. The winner of Poetry magazine’s Frederick Bock Prize, Hong has poems and stories appearing in numerous publications including The Nation, The Iowa Review, Southwest Review, Fence, Green Mountains Review, Dusie, Conduit, Quarterly West, Best New Poets, and The Best American Poetry. She is a Contributing Editor at The Offing.