elizabeth jacobson

Dates: Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25 – 4:30-6:30pm

Price Info: $250, limited to 8 participants | Scholarship application for one slot is available, please fill out this form to apply.

Poet Elizabeth Jacobson returns to CCA with her popular workshop series Intimate Immersion. During this four-week in-person intensive we will focus on generating new poems, critiquing each other’s work, revising our poems, and looking at elements of craft. Each meeting, participants are invited to bring a new poem (with copies for everyone) for workshop discussion. Additionally, contemporary poems will be provided as a catalyst for the following week’s writing prompt. This will be an intimate, focused immersion to reinforce your writing practice and foster the evolution of your poems. Registar early as class size is limited to 8 participants. We will meet in CCA’s conference room, which is in the same building as the cinema.

About the instructor: Elizabeth Jacobson was the fifth Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico 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. Her 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. She teaches poetry workshops regularly in New Mexico.