Registering for the Wednesday Workshop is now even easier! Simply sign up using Calendly. Just click the calendar below.
Join us for next week’s workshop. Share a poem, read some poems, talk about poems–think about poetry. Be inspired to write new poems. We love Poetry! https://thepoetsbillow.org/wednesday
Do you want friendly honest feedback on your poetry without having to commit hundreds of dollars on month long seminars, travel, or packed zoom meetings where all the participants windows are the size of dimes? Then join the intimate, small-group sessions of our Wednesday Workshops. No need to commit to a month of sessions! Join us week to week at your convenience.
Wednesday Workshop is an online poetry workshop held weekly where participants share one poem which receives feedback from other workshop participants and a workshop leader who is an award winner poet. These are small groups, so space is limited.
Time: Every Wednesday @ 12:00pm PST/ 3:00pm EST
Length: 1 hour Session
Size: 1-5 participants
Current Instructor: Michelle Bonczek
Enjoy this wonderful article on the importance of poetry. Here are some excerpts:
“Poetry is important because it gets into your bones, like music does, and then it’s always with you.”
“That initial mystery in the first few lines is hard to beat. The wonder of where you’re headed, and the nature of the guide.”
Ian Wedde ONZM
“Poetry is important because it makes many different ways of seeing, experiencing and understanding other than literal ones – it subverts the predictable, it makes us think twice and see differently, it reorients or destabilises the relationships between language making sense and language unmaking sense we take for granted.”
“Poetry is important because it is what it is, the musical truth of human language.”
There are only a few more days to submit to the Pangaea Poetry Prize: Deadline: May 31. The winner poet will receive publication, a cash prize, and be offered an interview to be published on The Poet’s Billow website.
The Pangaea Prize is awarded for the best series of poems ranging between two and up to seven poems in a group. Judging will be based on poems as individual entities as well as their cohesiveness – that can be in terms of common themes, images, narrative or however else you would like to group your poems. All poems must be previously unpublished. There are no restrictions to length or style.
The winning poet receives $100 and will be featured in an interview on The Poet’s Billow web site. The winning poems will be published and displayed in the Poet’s Billow Literary Art Gallery. Finalists will also be considered for publication.
We nominate for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net Anthology, and The Best New Poets Anthology.
Visit our Literary Art Gallery to read our previous winners and finalists.
Visit the Pangaea Prize Contest Page for more information on how to submit.