Poetry Workshop: Revising and Honing your Poetic Vision

This class focuses on basic tips for revising poetry, giving and receiving constructive poetic feedback, and how to further revise a poem after a group workshop. First, get inspired by topics or prompts discussed in class and revise poems you have been working on to get them workshop ready. Then, workshop your poem among peers to get some outside perspective and a better idea of what problems your poem draft might encounter in the wilds of publishing. Students will leave this class with a more solid revision and a better idea of what to do with their poem post-workshop!

Special Notes

  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible. 
    On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
    Instructor speaks Japanese, but class will be held in English.
About the Instructor

Emily Okamoto-Green

Emily Okamoto-Green is a half-Japanese essayist, poet, and animal lover. Originally from Shizuoka-ken, Japan's green tea capital, her family relocated to Richmond, VA in 1998. A 2018 Graduate of George Mason University’s Honors and English Honors College, she graduated from GMU again in 2021 with her MFA in Poetry. Her accolades include the Virginia Downs Poetry Award, the Joseph Lohman III Poetry Prize, The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center 2020 fellowship, YesPoetry Magazine’s Poet of the Month, and inaugural winner of the Berkey Essay Contest. Her life highlights include Arthur Sze once saying her poem had a sense of wonder, bowing on stage at Carnegie Hall as a teenaged poet, and any time a cat or dog has come up to her without her first initiating the interaction. Emily tries to spend as much time as possible with her feet in the Atlantic or dreaming of them in the Pacific once more. She currently serves as the Writer in Residence for the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Instagram: @emi.dori

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Poetry Workshop: Revising and Honing your Poetic Vision

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Class Details
October 24 - November 146 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $145.00
Member Tuition: $130.50
Additional fees apply
Level: All Levels