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Intimate Immersion Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth Jacobson

May 16 @ 4:30 pm

Poet Elizabeth Jacobson returns to CCA with her popular workshop series Intimate Immersion. During this four-week virtual intensive participants will focus on generating new poems, critiquing each other’s work, revising their poems, and looking at elements of craft.

Four Thursdays May 16, 23, 30 and June 6
In-person class meets: 4:30pm ­– 6:30pm (at CCA)

Each meeting, participants are invited to bring a new poem (with copies for everyone) for workshop discussion. Since this is the first look, the process creates a deep, concentrated attention distinctive from preparing critique notes ahead of time. Additionally, contemporary poems are provided as a catalyst for the following week’s writing prompt.

This is an intimate, focused immersion to reinforce the writing practice and foster the evolution of new poems.

Tuition (for all four in-person sessions): $250

Please register early as class size is limited to 8 participants. Class meets in CCA’s conference room, which is in the same building as the Cinema.

About Elizabeth Jacobson:

Elizabeth was the fifth Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico and an Academy of American Poets 2020 Laureate Fellow. Her third collection of poems, There are as Many Songs in the World as Branches of Coral, is forthcoming from Free Verse Editions, 2025. Her previous book,  Not into the Blossoms and Not into the Air won the New Measure Poetry Prize (FVE/Parlor Press, 2019) and the 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for both New Mexico Poetry and Best New Mexico Book. 

Her other books include Her Knees Pulled In (Tres Chicas Books), two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press, Are the Children Make Believe?  and A Brown Stone, and Everything Feels Recent When You’re Far Away, Poetry and Art from Santa Fe Youth During the Pandemic (Axle Books, 2021), which she co-edited.

Elizabeth is a 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. Her community projects have received eight consecutive grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry.  

$250 Series of four sessions
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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