"Here were editors and poets, who, prominent as they are, were some of the friendliest, most down-to-earth and most passionate readers of poetry I’ve ever witnessed, offering us a rare and pure transparent glimpse into their editorial process and the thinking they do.."
—Robert Fanning, June, 2014 alum
The Brandt House | Greenfield, MA
August 8 – 10, 2015
A small (maximum 8), select group of poets will come to a turn-of-the-century Colonial revival estate, nestled in the pioneer valley of Western Massachusetts, and there they will work closely with poet and conference founder Joan Houlihan,(Lesley University) and poet and publisher Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books).
Intensive open only to Colrain alums and/or finalist or semi-finalist in a book-length or chapbook manuscript competition or equivalent. Those with previous book publication (including chapbooks) also considered.
Captain Whidbey Inn | Whidbey Island, WA September 25 – 28, 2015
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to this retreat located in the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve on the shore of Whidbey Island's Penn Cove, where they will meet and work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors Rusty Morrison (Co-founder/Publisher Omnidawn Press); Fred Marchant (Professor Emeritus, Suffolk University); Jeff Shotts (Executive Editor, Graywolf Press); and Joan Houlihan (Conference Founder / Lesley University).
All poets with an in-progress or completed book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
White House Inn, Wilmington, Vermont October 23 – 26, 2014
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A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to the White House Inn in Wilmington, Vermont. In a majestic Victorian estate set on the crest of a high, rolling hill and surrounded by trees and formal flower gardens, they will meet and work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors, Peter Covino
(Barrow Street Press), Joan Houlihan (Conference Founder / Lesley University), Stephen Motika (Nightboat Books), and Ellen Dore Watson (Smith College).
All poets with an in-progress or complete book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
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