Reflections: A Poetry Workshop

May 8, 2024 6:00 pm

Reflections: A Poetry Workshop

Reflections: A Poetry Workshop is a 6-week-long workshop with award-winning poet and LARB Poetry Editor Callie Siskel. The class will take place on Zoom on Wednesdays from May 8 until June 12 from 6-8 p.m. PST. Each participant will be able to submit their poetry for workshop and receive written feedback from the instructor.


How do we appear in our poems? This introductory poetry workshop will inspire students to engage with themes of reflection and self-reflection. Deepening the first-person point of view, or lyric “I,” this workshop will encourage students to incorporate their own image or presence in the world into their writing. The class will offer a space for students to consider how as writers we represent and confront ourselves in our work—and the occasions that allow us to see ourselves literally and figuratively. Each week we will read and write poems that invoke self-representation, echoes, mirroring, and doubling, drawing on formal tools that heighten these themes. Guest speaker Armen Davoudian will join us to discuss his debut book of poems, The Palace of Forty Pillars, named for the palace’s reflection in a courtyard pool.


Callie Siskel is the author of Two Minds, forthcoming from W. W. Norton, and Arctic Revival, winner of the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her poems appear in The AtlanticYale Review, and Paris Review. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she holds a PhD in creative writing & literature from USC and lives in Los Angeles, where she is a poetry editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.


This workshop is $480. For more information, please contact Lindsay Wright at [email protected].