Poetry Teaching & Consulting

Sarah Rose offers poetry workshops, tutorials, and manuscript consultations to help you see your work in a new light, go deeper with your poems, and refine your voice and vision.

Drawing on her extensive experiences as an editor, judge for regional and national contests, educator and – most importantly – working poet, Sarah Rose loves to help poems and manuscripts achieve luminosity. Sarah Rose’s own work has won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, the James Wright Poetry Prize, the William Matthews Prize, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council, and been a finalist or semi-finalist for the Ohioana Book Prize, Essay Press Book Prize, Brittingham and Pollak Prizes, New Issues Prize, and others. She has also been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Sewanee Conference, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Here are some ways Sarah Rose can support your poetry practice:

Upcoming Live (Synchronous) Courses

Summer Poetry WorkshopSUMMER POETRY WORKSHOP

In this fun-yet-rigorous four-week workshop, you’ll see your work in new lights, go deeper with your poems, and refine your voice and vision. I will provide optional weekly prompts and an online course platform for poem and resource-sharing.

Wednesdays, July 6-27, 6:30-9pm EST (Zoom).

Recommended for intermediate/advanced writers. $315.

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Self-Paced Courses

Self-Paced Writing Course - Writing The Living WorldWRITING THE LIVING WORLD

In this multi-genre course, you’ll explore the possibilities of engaging the living world through your writing. You’ll be invited to deepen your relationship with your place on this earth, and to discover how language and landscape entwine for you at this moment in history. This is a “self-paced” class, meaning that you can start it at any time and work through it on your own schedule (5 weeks recommended).

What you get: Each week of course material includes a written letter/lecture introducing ideas related to the week’s theme, a carefully curated selection of readings, and prompts for journaling and creative writing.

Recommended for anyone who wants to explore earth-relationship through writing.

Course access: $85.
Feedback Option*: $225

*Feedback Option registrants will receive written feedback from Sarah Rose on five weekly pieces of writing (1-3 pages each) during the course.  

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Writing Services & Support

MANUSCRIPT CONSULTATION

You will receive in-depth and individualized feedback on your chapbook or full-length collection, including: feedback about structure and organization, suggestions about poems to add or cut, suggestions about titling, line edits on individual poems, if desired, and a 60-minute conversation or three-page feedback letter. Inquire by email about scheduling.

Chapbook (up to 45 pages of poetry or 60 pages of prose): $350

Full-length (up to 95 pages of poetry or 150 of prose): $500

WRITING MENTORSHIP & TUTORIALS

Similar to a low-res MFA supervisor arrangement, I offer ongoing poetry and writing tutorials based on the writer’s interests and goals. Tutorials include: personalized writing prompts, reading suggestions, feedback on packets of new poems, revision strategies, and guidance for deepening your relationship with poetry. Poets often start with a 3 or 6 month tutorial agreement. Inquire by email.

Standard Tutorial Package: $300/month

SINGLE POETRY FEEDBACK SESSION

Single, one-hour feedback session on your 5-10 page packet of poems. Packets are due to me by email at least 3 business days in advance of your session. Great for poets looking to get out of a rut, or preparing poems for journal submission or other applications. Inquire by email for scheduling.

What you get: Line edits & selective written comments on your work, a 60-minute phone or Zoom session to talk about your poems as well as general impressions and directions for your work going forward.

Single session: $200

Workshop Registration

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 2-weeks or more from the start of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2 weeks from the start of the workshop will not receive a refund. Class registrations can be transferred. If you would like to give your prepaid spot to someone else, please contact me directly.

Workshop Registration

To secure your workshop spot immediately submit your payment with Venmo or PayPal:

Venmo
PayPal
Tell me a little about yourself, if you like!
Please note your spot is not reserved until full payment is received.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 2-weeks or more from the start of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 2 weeks from the start of the workshop will not receive a refund. Class registrations can be transferred. If you would like to give your prepaid spot to someone else, please contact me directly.

Testimonials

“Sarah is one of the best poetry teachers I have worked with. She takes time to find out the creative concerns of each and every one of her students, and tailor her feedback for them accordingly. As an artist who moves between forms, Sarah is also extremely attentive to how her students can broaden their intellectual and artistic horizon. Her insightful feedback lead me to re-examine lines and stanzas that, in my mind, had already ossified, and thus, see each and every poem anew.”

Nandini Dhar, author of Historians of Redundant Moments

“Sarah Rose was instrumental in helping me re-define and refresh my efforts in writing poetry. Her keen critique and in-depth feedback encouraged me to take my work to the next level, resulting in the publication of several individual poems, and ultimately to the publication of my debut poetry chapbook. With Sarah Rose’s guidance, I felt motivated to write into the art of finding poetry everywhere!”

Alan Perry , author of Clerk of the Dead

“The best part of working with Sarah Rose was her genuine enthusiasm for the success of my poems–enthusiasm coupled with an extensive knowledge of poetry and craft. I felt she brought the same care, thoughtfulness, and precision to helping me revise my own poems as she would to her own work. Her feedback has depth and heart.”

Quinn Lewis

“Sarah Rose possesses a keen eye for detail and offers expert advice on how to improve poems. But best of all, she doesn’t merely suggest, she inspires, and helps writers to see their work in new ways. She sets them on a path to finding exactly what the poem or manuscript needs.”

Cheryl Whitehead