This workshop is currently full. You can still apply to be considered as an alternate.

workshop description

“The Lyric” will explore recent adventures in the ancient form of the lyric, that primal mode of song and sustenance. In this intensive workshop, participants will study and write in a range of forms, from the three-line novel, sonnets, prose poem, and the lyrical essay, in order to discover new paths in reading and writing.


Apply via Submittable

  • This is an advanced level workshop. Please submit a cover letter that states your interest in this workshop and gives an overview of your writing background and workshop experience, if any.
  • Please submit a writing sample of no more than ten pages (poetry, prose, or a hybrid).
  • The cost is $600. If you are selected to participate in the workshop, a deposit of $200 is required to register, with the balance due by September 30.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full.

Financial Assistance is available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend—click here for guidelines and application.

about Kevin Young

Kevin Young is Poetry Editor of the New Yorker and the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, newly named a National Historic Landmark. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently Brown (2018), and Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 (Knopf, 2016), which was longlisted for the National Book Award. His collection Jelly Roll: a blues (Knopf, 2003) was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.