Poetry Workshop is an open workshop allowing all poets to submit up to ten pages of their poetry so that they can receive quality critique and feedback from an experienced poet and language craftsman. Additionally, the workshop will give writers the opportunity to have their poems read and interpreted from another perspective as sometimes it takes a “second reader” to draw attention to a writer’s style, language, and meaning. Instructors of these workshop will not spare questions or details as they can challenge writers to dive deeper into their own work. Ultimately, the poetry workshop can help to create a more intentional, craft-driven who hopes to bring his or her poetry up to standard for publication or presentation.
This workshop is being facilitated by Obediah Michael Smith, an experienced and renowned poet who has authored over twenty books of poetry.
Obediah Michael Smith was born in The Bahamas. He has published twenty books of poetry. He has lived in Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Paris and he has spent the last three years in ten countries in Africa. He attended Memphis State University and Fisk University. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Drama. At the University of Miami and at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados, he attended writers’ workshops conducted by Lorna Goodison, Earl Lovelace, Grace Nichols, Merle Collins, and Mervyn Morris. He is known around the world for his poetry, which is lovingly acclaimed as stirring and as moving and as boldly revealing. “His poems never fail to take off!” said one professor/fellow-author. “Obediah’s poetry hits you where you live!” said one Bahamian radio announcer. “He is the most prolific poet I know!” said English professor/Cuban translator, Julio César Llópiz Pacheco.
See extended bio here: Obediah Michael Smith Extended Bio
- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes
This section relays the instructions and guidelines given by instructor to maintain the quality and integrity of the workshop.