At the start of all engagements, we’ll meet in person, speak on the phone or video-conference to discuss your broad goals. From there, we tailor the experience according to the following levels:
Correspondence level: $500
• We will create a customized reading list to strengthen your craft
• You will submit up to ten poems at an interval of your choice (once per week, twice per month, or once per month)
• We will engage in four additional phone calls or Google Hangout sessions to discuss your reading, and your work (five meetings total).
• I will provide written holistic critiques and line edits on all of your poems
Intensive level: $400
Same as above, but with up to eight poems and three additional phone sessions (four meetings total).
Refresher level: $300
Same as above, but with up to five poems, and two additional phone session (three meetings total).
Book mentoring engagements last one month. At the start of all engagements, we meet in person or speak on the phone or video-conference to discuss your broad goals. From there, we tailor the experience according to the following levels:
I read up to 35 poems and help you select which ones to include, identify themes that emerge, coach and make suggestions regarding poem ordering, and assist you in polishing/revising your poems so that they are print-ready. I will help you see where there may be opportunities to write new poems to supplement those we choose in order to make your collection its most cohesive. For poems that need revision, I provide critiques and line edits. Finally, I offer guidance regarding potential publishing outlets.
Full-length book: $850
Same as above, up to 50 poems.
I founded and am executive director of Poetry Barn. I offer online and onsite workshops periodically. Please check the website for current offerings.