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The Practicalities of Publishing Poetry

The Practicalities of Publishing Poetry is your guide to the nuts and bolts of getting published, assembling a manuscript, and bringing your poetry to a bigger audience. How do you write a cover letter? How do you find places to submit? How do you turn a pile of poems into a manuscript? How do you translate your poems from the page to the stage? How do you find a poetic community? This class offers hands-on instruction in all of the above and more, plus time and space to create the materials you need to help your poems find an audience.

Instructor: Danny Caine is the author of the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, Flavortown, and Picture Window, as well as the book How to Resist Amazon and Why. His poetry has appeared in The Slowdown, LitHub, DIAGRAM, HAD, and Barrelhouse, and his prose has appeared in LitHub and Publishers Weekly. The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association awarded him the 2019 Midwest Bookseller of the Year award. He's a co-owner of the Raven Book Store, Publishers Weekly's 2022 bookstore of the year.


Details: The Practicalities of Publishing Poetry takes place Thursdays June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, and July 13 from 6:30-8:30pm in person at Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Heights OH 44118.

Prerequisites: None

Genre: Poetry

Level: All levels

Format: Generative

Location: This class takes place in person at Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood OH 44107.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 24.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

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