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:
Summer Advanced Workshop — June/July 2021
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL (sign up for my newsletter to learn about future class offerings)
In this fun-yet-rigorous poetry workshop, I’ll help you to see your work in a new light, go deeper with your poems, and refine your voice and vision. This workshop is open to intermediate/advanced writers. Reading list is forthcoming.
To apply: Contact me and include a paragraph about yourself and a recent poem (under 25 lines).
This five-week workshop will meet on Zoom on Tuesdays (June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13) 6-8:30pm EST. Assignments and handouts will be sent via email or google docs.
Workshop is $285. Full payment is required to hold your spot. This class is limited to 8 participants.
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 90-minute conversation or two-page feedback letter. Inquire by email.
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 and Tutorials
I offer ongoing poetry and writing tutorials based on the writer’s interests and goals. Tutorials can include: personalized writing prompts, reading suggestions, feedback on packets of poems or multiple drafts of a book manuscript, and advice about deepening your relationship with poetry and/or discussion of writing process. Poets often start with a 3 or 6 month tutorial agreement. Inquire by email.
Standard Tutorial Package: $300/month
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”