I could use some help


I firmly believe that best way to improve one’s poetry is to get feedback from other poets. I’ve been facilitating a monthly Living Poetry workshop for about ten years now and we’ve recently had to shift our meetings online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These workshops have gone more smoothly than I expected and since I know most of my readers here are fellow poets, I thought I’d offer a workshop to all of you.

I’d like to have four or five poets in each workshop. Each poet would submit a poem five days before the workshop. Each poem should fit on a printed page. Each poet would then review the submitted poems, indicating what they liked and making gentle suggestions for where there could be some improvement. Then we’d meet in a Google Hangout at a prearranged time for the workshop proper and go over each poem in turn. Based on past experience, the workshop would only take between an hour and ninety minutes.

So, if you’re interested, indicate as such in the comments below or send an email to bart.barker@gmail.com and we’ll figure it out.

I look forward to working with you all.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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10 Responses to I could use some help

  1. IamPrecious. says:

    I am interested. I could really use some help.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    I am interested

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Lisa Tomey says:

    Yes, please. I’ve been wondering about such a thing.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. JeanMarie says:

    A personal endorsement for the readers as a regular member of Bart’s LP workshops. The increase in quality of your poetry will be dramatic.
    Bart is a master Poetry Sensei.

    Liked by 3 people

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