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Amy Holman's readings, workshops, and guest appearances are listed here.

Readings

Sunday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 pm, A Persistence of Cormorants  

Amy will read with Carl Rosenstock and David Francis at the pop-up summer poetry series at the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club gallery space, 165 Second Street, in Brooklyn, between Bond Street and the Gowanus Canal. Nearest subway station: Carroll Street F/G, 2nd Street exit.

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Workshops

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The Poet You Can Be: A Workshop for Beginners and Others

Mondays, Sept 13-Oct 18, 6:30-9:00 pm, Hudson Valley Writers Center via Zoom

This workshop invites those new to writing poetry and those returning to their love of it, to learn what makes a poem happen, from economy of language to clarity of imagery, its rhythms and structures, as well as the poet’s emotions, experiences, and ideas. We will read through poems that employ different approaches and techniques, and students will write to prompts in class and as homework. You should feel free to explore and experiment, and encourage your classmates.

Poetry Publishing: Journals, Chapbooks & Collections

Thursdays, May 13-June 3, 4:00-6:00 pm, Hudson Valley Writers Center via Zoom

The focus of this workshop is to identify the markets for your writing on the individual and collected levels, teach you to be savvy about publishing contracts, and realistic about your involvement in the success of your work. To get chapbooks or full-length collections accepted for publication, at least one third of the poems should be previously published in literary journals and/or anthologies. Participants should be at the stage of putting together a book or have one ready to send out, and be familiar with sending poems out for publication. Amy Holman will teach you how to research, read, and evaluate the editorial interests at literary journals, micro, small, university, and independent presses, and how to develop your community/audience.

Recent Events

May 23, 2021, "NYC Poets Afloat micro-residency reading on the Wavertree Tall Ship at South Street Seaport.

August 6, 2020, "Nights of the Fireflies", reading at Marlene Meyerson JCC

February, 2019: Taught workshops through Marin Poetry Center, San Rafael and Marin