Publish Your Own Poetry Chapbook


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If a tree falls in the forest and there's no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? It's an age-old question. Now, think of your favorite poet or writer as a tree, and think of your favorite story or poem as a sound. Aren't you glad you were around to "hear it fall?"If you're a poet who's ready to share his or her work with the world, do you know how to make sure there's someone around to read it?I've learned a lot about the process of creating poetry chapbooks by trial and error over the past twelve years. I've created this course to share what works and what doesn't work, hopefully helping other poets avoid my most costly mistakes. In this workshop course, I introduce and demonstrate the steps to creating a poetry chapbook in a three part timeline: preproduction, production, and postproduction. I break each of those three major parts of the chapbook project timeline into discussions and demonstrations of both administrative and creative tasks. I use videos, slides, and supplemental examples to guide students through the workshop. Students work a their own pace and set their own schedule for completion. I work from the standpoint that chapbooks can't be defined by any one physical characteristic, and electronic chapbooks have just as big a place in my lessons as physical chapbooks. The secret is in the purpose and in the artistic currency. Want to know more? Sign up today!