The Poet's Toolbox


Course Description

Do you want to write poetry but have trouble getting started? Do you enjoy writing other genres but feel that poetry is somehow not for you? This workshop will help students to develop their voices as poets by kindling their creativity with the support of a variety of writing tools, prompts, poetic forms, and other techniques.

In each session, students will be presented with some combination of readings, poetic constraints, and guided writing prompts. These will include assignments to write poems inspired by many different kinds of media: music and visual art, Surrealist games, centos, found poems, erasures, and more. Students will be encouraged to share their own work and workshop each other’s poems.


Please note, that all courses have a maximum enrollment of 18 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

First Session: Thursday, April 4th 2019

Course Length: 12 weeks, Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 PM

Discussion Team: Greg Santos

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (tuition fee)

$100.00 (promotion for new students)


Reading and Administration Fee:



$185.00 (tuition fee)

$135.00 (promotion for new students)

NOTE: Reading Fees are included in the total price of the course.

Please note, degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses for this term. Degree students should not register online.

The course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, an administrative fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session.


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