Virtual Course | The Poetic Image: Poetry Workshop with Gabrielle Bates [IN PROGRESS]

Date / Time

  • January 13, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • January 20, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • January 27, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • February 3, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • February 10, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This program is sponsored by the Sally Love Poetry and Arts Foundation


  • Tuition for this course is $250.
  • Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition.
  • Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership.
  • This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of age or older.
  • Before the first meeting, The Rosenbach will send the Zoom link for course meetings. 
  • Two complimentary tickets to visit The Rosenbach are included with your paid registration for this virtual course. You will receive the discount code in your email confirmation and tickets can be booked here. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation.
  • If you have questions about registration, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].
  • Registration opens for Delancey Society members on November 15, for members on November 22, and for the general public on November 29.


Course Description  

This five-week poetry course welcomes all experience levels. Each week, we will approach the topic of “the poetic image” with  a new framework, reading and discussing a wide range of examples , and then writing our own poem drafts using writing prompts . In the fifth week, participants will have the chance to share a poem draft they’ve written during our time together, for encouraging  feedback. Whether this is the first poetry course you’ve ever taken or your 50th  , you’ll better understand the ways that language and imagery inform each other, historically and in a contemporary context.   

Week 1, Jan. 13:   

Introduction/ Engaging the Senses   

Week 2, Jan. 20:  

List Poems    

Week 3, Jan. 27:  


Week 4, Feb. 3:  

Surrealism/Poetry Comics 

Week 5, Feb. 10:  

Workshop Week/Show-and-Tell   

The Poetic Image: Poetry Workshop with Gabrielle Bates Syllabus 

About the Instructor

Gabrielle Bates is a Southern writer currently living in Seattle, where she works for Open Books: A Poem Emporium and co-hosts the podcast The Poet Salon. Her poems have appeared in the New YorkerPoetry MagazinePloughshares, and American Poetry Review, among other journals, and her debut poetry collection Judas Goat is forthcoming from Tin House in 2023. You can connect with her at or on Twitter (@GabrielleBates). 

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships may be available for this course. For more information, please contact Emilie Parker at [email protected].

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