"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, Massachusetts
March 13 – 16, 2015
A small (maximum 8), select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to the Brandt House, a turn-of-the-century Colonial revival estate, nestled in the pioneer valley of Western Massachusetts where they will work closely with conference founder Joan Houlihan, (Lesley University Low-Residency MFA Program) and publisher-poets Peter Covino (Barrow Street Press) and Nancy White (The Word Works Press).
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 also considered.
The White House Inn, Wilmington, Vermont
May 15 – 18, 2015
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 surrounded by trees and formal flower gardens, they will work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors Joan Houlihan (Conference Founder / Lesley University); Fred Marchant (Suffolk University); Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books); and Jeffrey Shotts (Graywolf Press).
All poets with an in-progress book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
Truchas Peaks Place | Truchas, New Mexico June 5 – 8, 2015
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to this spacious, adobe style retreat with panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where they will meet and work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors Rusty Morrison (Co-founder/Publisher Omnidawn Press); Richard Greenfield (Co-founder/Publisher Apostrophe Books); Hilda Raz (Editor, University of New Mexico Press Poetry Series); Joan Houlihan (Conference Founder / Lesley University); and Ellen Dore Watson (Director of Poetry Center / Smith College).
All poets with a book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
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