Community of Writers
Squaw Valley California
Juy 19-26, 2008
“The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything. In the mornings we meet in workshops to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours; each participant also has an opportunity to work with each staff poet. In the late afternoons we gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft. On several late afternoons staff poets hold brief individual conferences.”
Visiting poets include Lucille Clifton, Robert Hass, Sharon Olds, C.D. Wright, and Dean Young.