Santa Fe, New Mexico – June 14, 2023
The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce that acclaimed Santa Fe Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Jacobson, is returning to CCA to offer her popular in-person Intimate Immersion poetry workshop series. The workshop will be an opportunity for poets to reinforce their writing practice and work in an intimate, focused, supportive environment to allow each person’s poetry to evolve.
The series begins July 20 at CCA and will continue each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm through August 24. The six-week in-person intensive will limit class size to eight participants and will focus on creating new poems, group critiques, revising work, and discussing the elements of poetic craft.
Each week, writers will be asked to bring a new poem to share for discussion. Also, other contemporary poems will presented as a catalyst for the following week’s writing prompt.
Elizabeth is well known for her immersive poetry workshops and her achievements as Santa Fe’s fifth Poet Laureate and an Academy of American Poets 2020 Laureate Fellow. Her most recent book, Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air, won the New Measure Poetry Prize, selected by Marianne Boruch (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2019), and the 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for both New Mexico Poetry and Best New Mexico Book.
Elizabeth’s other books include Her Knees Pulled In (Tres Chicas Books, 2012), two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press, Are the Children Make Believe? (2017) and A Brown Stone (2015), and Everything Feels Recent When You’re Far Away, Poetry and Art from Santa Fe Youth During the Pandemic (2021), which she co-edited. Elizabeth is the Reviews Editor for the on-line literary journal Terrain.org, and she is co-founding director of Poetry Pollinators, an eco-poetry public art initiative supporting native solitary bees.
Tuition for the Intimate Immersion workshop series is $375 per person. Sessions will be held in CCA’s conference room, located in the CCA Cinema building at 1050 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico.