Past Meetup

Poetry Master Class: The Technique & Mysteries of Line Breaks with Gary Margolis


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Join poet Gary Margolis to reflect on the poetic line, by example, others and yours, including those we'll write in this workshop.

Note: Workshop participants should bring 3 original poems to this class. We'll also write new ones during the workshop.

This workshop was funded in part by the Burlington City Arts Community ( Fund.

Gary Margolis is the author of four books of poems, Below the Falls, Fire in the Orchard, Falling Awake, and The Day We Still Stand Here. His memoir, Seeing the Songs: A Poet’s Journey to the Shamans in Ecuador, is recently published. He is Executive Director Emeritus of College Mental Health Services at Middlebury College where he was also a part time Associate Professor of English and American Literatures. A recipient of Vermont Arts Council and Millay Colony Awards, and a Robert Frost Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, his poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, American Scholar, Poetry Northwest, and the Journal of the American College Health Association. He has taught at the Bread Loaf, University of Tennessee and University of Vermont Writers’ Conferences. Dr. Margolis was awarded the Sam Dietzel Award for mental health practice in Vermont by the clinical psychology department of Saint Michaels College and the Covey Community Award by the Counseling Service of Addison County. He lives with his wife, Wendy Lynch, in Cornwall, Vermont.