[VIRTUAL] Poetry Heat: Writing and Craft

[VIRTUAL] Poetry Heat: Writing and Craft

Add to Calendar
Session schedule
Number of Sessions
Age range

Hermine Meinhard


Find new paths into writing and surprise yourself with where it is possible to go. Poetry Heat is generative. You will write a poem every week and connect to language and experience in unexpected ways. We will do this through quietly playful exercises, often involving objects, artwork, or idiosyncratic texts, to evoke links to your own strongly charged material and to the vital, unconscious sources of your writing. Experiments with elements of craft, such as line, rhythm and image, will be part of the mix to build your understanding of form. This is a vibrant, supportive community of writers in which your writing can deepen, flourish and grow. The class includes a one-hour private conference with the instructor. Multi-level, open and welcoming to beginners and experienced writers.


Please register in advance and the program link and discussion materials will be sent to you.


Hermine Meinhard's book Bright Turquoise Umbrella, published by Tupelo Press, was a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award. Currently she is at work on a new book of poems. Her poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, and Verse Daily, among other publications, and aired on public radio. She has read her work at venues such as Live at Prairie Lights Bookstore, Hudson Valley Writers Center, The Kitchen, KGB Bar, Cornelia Street Café, and the Bowery Poetry Club, and has been interviewed and profiled by the online journals Margin and Chicago Postmodern Poetry. Meinhard is a professor at NYU and a founding member of New York Writers Workshop. She has an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Registration by email at boxoffice@mmjccm.org for additional information or if you are having trouble registering; be sure to include your name, contact information, and class/program/event for which you wish to register.

By registering for a Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan program, you consent to the JCC's Cancellation Policy. Participants in JCC programs are subject to all Policies and Practices of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.