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Transreading the Baltics

Private Course Group with 12 members

Opening up the under-recognised poetries of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

NaPoWriMo 2017

Public Group with 580 members

April is National Poetry Writing Month. Join us, and write a poem a day for the whole month! We’ll be supplying a fresh prompt every morning to get you writing, and an example poem to get you in the right frame of mind. Post your poems in the group, and share in the discussion! This group is open to everyone – invite your friends.

Prompts will be posted in the group (not via email). First, make sure you’re in the group, not on the Campus homepage, then click #NaPoWriMoPrompts at the top of the page to see all of the prompts.

Mosaics from the Broken Mirror – Writing and Revising the Ghazal (Open Workshop)

Private Group with 10 members

The ghazal makes unique rhetorical demands on the Western writer. In our latest Open Workshop, Jason Schneiderman will be getting you to think through your ghazals and to explore the multiple ways to revise these modular poems. Do you enjoy finding a hand-crafted wooden puzzle in your Christmas stocking more than a satsuma? Prefer origami to sports? Then this may be the poetic challenge for you. Prepare to get crafty with your verse with this most elegant and versatile of forms.

Invisible Dark Matter (Open Workshop)

Private Group with 9 members

What small objects keep you awake at night, and which ones do you often lose, or have intimate relationships with? What was the last genuinely challenging idea you heard or read about? In this new Open Workshop, poet Simon Pomery will encourage you to take objects, preferably small ones with little or no poetical history, and try to link them to ideas outside of poetry. You will learn ways of breaking your syntax and experimenting with thought patterns, and read poems that will hopefully inspire you into establishing contact between things and ideas.

For more info: http://campus.poetryschool.com/open-workshop-invisible-dark-matter/

The Pamphleteers

Private Course Group with 16 members

Editing Lab: Consider the challenges, practical ‘nuts and bolts’ and decision-making processes in putting together your own pamphlet publication.

Thinking Studio

Private Course Group with 19 members

Explore how it feels to think – to hope, to notice, to change – and in so doing paint a vivid and familiar picture of how it feels to be human.

Open Workshop: ‘Freedom in Confinement’

Private Group with 16 members

Used in its modern context, confinement refers to a state of being limited or constricted. It’s rarer, and older definition however relates to ‘the condition of being in childbirth”. This clash of meanings will be the source of this workshop as we explore ways in which the restrictive elements of our lived experiences, our identities and our histories, can also give birth to new forms of creativity and expression.

On this Open Workshop (they’re back!) we’ll look at contemporary poetry from writers like Yesenia Montilla, Ocean Vuong and Danez Smith that grapples with the overlapping worlds of literal and conceptual confinement, where the landscapes of queer identities, migrant identities and more collide to provide new ways to discuss selfhood. This workshop is for anyone that wants to use poetry to explore the freedoms hidden in the identities they feel confined by.

What Are You Reading?

Public Group with 5,932 members

An open group for people to share and discuss their poetry reading. What collections, pamphlets, anthologies and criticism are you reading – give us your reviews and recommendations.

News, Events, Happenings …

Public Group with 5,984 members

Tell us about your own poetry news – what events are you planning, which magazine has just accepted your poem, what competitions are you entering? We love to know what Poetry School students and friends are up to – this a place for you to blow your own trumpets!

Getting Started With CAMPUS

Public Group with 5,943 members

Join this group to find out basic information about Campus and how it works. If you have any questions about Campus that aren’t answered on the Welcome page, post them here. Please note that this group is monitored by Poetry School staff during office hours, so we might not always be able to answer your questions immediately, but we’ll get to them as soon as we can.

Show Us Your Poems

Public Group with 4,986 members

This public appreciation group is open to poets of all levels, from experienced workshop pros, to inexperienced writers new to CAMPUS. Post up to two poems a month and get public feedback. Maybe publish a new draft, or simply showcase one of your greatest hits? You write them and we read them.

The rules:

– Please post no more than 2 poems per calendar month.

– This group works on a ‘quid pro quo’ system – if you post a poem of your own into the group, then please leave a comment on someone else’s work. For each poem you upload, you should aim to offer your personal feedback on someone else’s work, particularly those who have received no comments so far.

– Please be sensitive to the experience and needs of the poet when and if you are commenting on his / her work. Constructive criticism helps writers develop their skills; inappropriately harsh commentary at the wrong point can stop them writing altogether.

Web Curios

Public Group with 4,905 members

Interesting poetical tidbits from across the web.

Thrill River Studio

Private Course Group with 19 members

A moving body, the veins of nature, the flow of life

Fortnightly Feedback with Eric Berlin

Private Group with 19 members

Knock those loose poems into shape with some concentrated feedback

Schedule:

POEM SUBMISSION 1 = 21 MAY

POEM SUBMISSION 2 = 4 JUNE

POEM SUBMISSION 3 = 18 JUNE

POEM SUBMISSION 4 = 2 JULY

POEM SUBMISSION 5 = 23 JULY