The Poetry Project


The Poetry Project offers various low-cost, sliding-scale, and no-fee workshops and reading groups where we attempt to expand participation in cultural production and discussion, and challenge conventional power vectors around who is or can be a student, teacher, scholar to foster a learning model that is counterhierarchical and more circularly discursive. Teachers, experienced writers, and new writers work collectively with a shared dedication to creating exciting poetry and exploring a wide range of literary genres, styles, and traditions.

The Poetry Project’s learning community is enriched and honored by the active, formative participation of poets and writers from all different backgrounds and experiences, regardless of previous academic background. We work to make learning resources and opportunities available to as wide and inclusive a community as possible.

We enthusiastically await the return of our community members who are currently experiencing incarceration, even as we continue to hear and uplift their voices while inside. We are happy to reiterate this in any letters of reasonable assurance for parole packets that might be helpful. Please contact Laura at with any questions, to request information, or to get involved.


Tuition for one 10-session workshop is $275 and for one 5-session workshop is $150 for the 2021-22 season. Tuition for one Master Class is $95, or $75 for students and seniors. If you are a student or senior, email with a scan of your Student ID for a discount code.

Workshop Scholarship:

The Project is committed to making sure Workshops are available to all who wish to take them. In order to make The Poetry Project's Workshops accessible to a broader community of interested writers, we are happy to announce that we are now offering a limited number of full scholarships for workshops and master classes. We are only able to offer one scholarship per person per year. Please contact Laura at lh@poetryproject with any questions.

To apply, please submit a Confidential Financial Information form.

The deadline to apply for a scholarship for our Fall 2021 workshops and master classes is Thursday, August 26.

Cancellation Policy:

For a refund or credit, you need to send an email to at least two business days before your class starts. You can either receive credit for another Poetry Project Workshop of equal length/cost (valid for one year) OR you can opt for a refund minus a $25 administrative fee. We can’t issue a refund or credit after classes have started. Often, there is a waiting list for Workshops so we need to make sure that our classes are full, run smoothly and are dynamic learning environments.