Working on a book-length poetry collection? The Poetry Intensive is designed to advance your knowledge, make significant progress on your manuscript and gain momentum toward its completion in the community of a small, committed circle of peers.


This intensive includes instruction on craft elements such as form, line, persona, theme; analysis of examples from published poetry collections and essays; and the exchange of thorough, respectful critique. Each participant will have two opportunities to workshop a portion of their work in progress as well as a one-on-one meeting with the instructor halfway through the program. Class meets remotely online via Zoom twice a month; participants should plan to attend all eleven sessions plus their individual meeting.


This class meets remotely online via Zoom.


About Literary Cleveland Intensives

Intensives are six-month classes designed to help intermediate and advanced writers make significant progress on a book-length project. Classes are application-only and limited to eight dedicated participants selected via an application process. If you are committed to your work and could use structure, encouragement, and accountability to finish a book draft, Literary Cleveland Intensives are for you.


How to Apply

To apply for the 2022 Poetry Intensive you need to submit an overview of your project and a 5-10 page sample of writing (double-spaced, 12-point font).


Click the register now button to apply or follow this link to the application: https://forms.gle/Z1p3e6tXxZkSU1Tq8


Application deadline is December 13. Writers selected for the class will be notified by the last week in December and will need to complete registration by early January. Interest-free payment options available.

Saturday, January 15, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, February 12, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, February 26, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, June 4, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022
10:00 am
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12:00 pm
Class Level:
Advanced
Advanced
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Conor James Bracken

Conor Bracken is a poet and translator. His chapbook, Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour, was selected by DIane Seuss as winner of the Frost Place Chapbook Contest. His work has earned fellowships from Bread Loaf, the Community of Writers, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and has appeared in places like BOMB, jubilat, and The New Yorker, among others. His first full-length collection of poems, The Enemy of My Enemy is Me, is out now.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom

Cleveland, OH 44113

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