• Small Group Sessions with Editors & Publishers
• Publication Panel & Readings
• Outstanding Faculty
A total immersion conference for in-progress book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts that includes pre-conference assignments, editorial workshops, manuscript evaluation by editors and publishers, evening poetry readings, editorial Q&A, and publication strategy session. Award-winning faculty and presses include Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books), Jeff Shotts (Graywolf Press), Gabriel Fried (Persea Books), Peter Covino (Barrow Street), and poets Joan Houlihan, Frederick Marchant and Ellen Dore Watson. Held in Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, and New Mexico. Next-level Intensives for previous attendees and for those with manuscripts close to publication (finalist, semi-finalist, publisher feedback, etc.) are held in January, March, August and November in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Click here for more information
Intensive manuscript preparation workshops, in-depth poet/editor consultations and post-conference strategy session. Poetry readings, editorial panel Q&A, small group critiques.
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Founder Joan Houlihan; Frederick Marchant (Suffolk University); Ellen Dore Watson (Smith College); Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books); Jeffrey Shotts (Graywolf Press); Peter Covino (Barrow Street Press); Gabriel Fried (Persea Books)
Truchas, New Mexico
Whidbey Island, Washington
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
c/o Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742