Building a Poetry Chapbook

Open Seats


Regular $140.00
Member $126.00
July 29, 2021-August 19, 2021
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
4 Week
Class Poetry Genre Rectangle

This class is for committed poets who have at least 10 finished poems and are working toward a chapbook (20-40 pages total). How do you order poems for a chapbook? What are your themes? Where are the gaps? Join a group of committed poets as we focus on building a book that is cohesive yet expansive. We’ll discuss ordering, revision, and publishing options. Classes will include discussion, in-class generative writing, peer-review, and some guidance on publishing opportunities. Each participant will set a rigorous schedule for revision and generating new work over the course of the class to make real progress on their manuscripts. Everyone will have an opportunity to have their small groups workshop an excerpt of 5-8 poems and provide encouraging feedback about the overall manuscript (order, themes, structure, etc.), as well as individual poems.

Instructions for Accessing This Online Class

In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.

Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.