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Registration for this class closes on Friday at midnight!

Are you eager for specific, constructive feedback on your poems? Do you want to participate in an online community of writers committed to helping each other develop their poetry writing skills? If so, this is the class for you.

“This class will create a supportive and productive space for you to share and receive feedback on poems, whether you want to write new poems or further develop and revise existing material,” says instructor Heather June Gibbons. “In small groups, you will give and receive thoughtful, specific comments on each other's poetry. I will also provide you with my observations about your poems' strengths, opportunities for further development, and suggested edits. Lastly, we’ll spend some of our time discussing craft issues such as imagery, sound and figurative language, and I’ll assign an optional weekly writing prompt designed to help you develop skills in these areas."

The course will use the online platform Wet Ink, which allows for clear, targeted commentary on submissions. It also allows for student discussion and the posting of lessons, resources, and suggested readings.



    Heather June Gibbons is the author of the poetry collection Her Mouth as Souvenir, winner of the 2017 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Sore Songs and Flyover, and her poems appear widely in literary journals. She received an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Callen Graduate Scholar, and she has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. An award-winning instructor who has taught at a number of universities, she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University, and in the community.


April 19 – May 31


Sunday, April 19, 2020
Monday, June 1, 2020
Event Category:


Online (Asynchronous)
Online - No Live Meetings

Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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