Poetry Lessons

Ages: 12yrs - adult
Duration: 1hr

Wildwood is thrilled to offer writing to people, writers, singers, and musicians of all ages. We will write, read, discuss, edit, memorize, and learn to perform poetry. Lessons nurture an intellectual, experimental, and supportive environment to express ourselves through humor, sincerity, passion — as yourself.

Lessons are a unique opportunity to come together to view the world through our poet eyes, to be exposed to and experiment with the tools and characteristics of that wily thing we call language.

Emphasis is distributed across a wide variety of canonized, contemporary, and experimental poets of various genres, ages, and styles. You may find us spread out on the carpet, writing by the reflecting pool, or performing for one another. When accessible, poetry in translation and foreign language poetry will also be read and written.

For students enrolled in a minimum of 7wks, series also culminates in hand-bound books, guided submissions to poetry publications and Wildwood Poetry Journal, and invitation to perform during Wildwood recitals.


Young Poet Lessons

Ages: 9yrs - 11yrs
Duration: 45min

Wildwood is thrilled to offer writing to people, writers, singers, and musicians of all ages. We will write, read, discuss, edit, memorize, and learn to perform poetry. Lessons nurture an intellectual, experimental, and supportive environment to express ourselves through humor, sincerity, passion — as yourself.

Lessons are a unique opportunity to come together to view the world through our poet eyes, to be exposed to and experiment with the tools and characteristics of that wily thing we call language.

Emphasis is distributed across a wide variety of canonized, contemporary, and experimental poets of various genres, ages, and styles. You may find us spread out on the carpet, writing by the reflecting pool, or performing for one another. When accessible, poetry in translation and foreign language poetry will also be read and written.

For students enrolled in a minimum of 7wks, series also culminates in hand-bound books, guided submissions to poetry publications and Wildwood Poetry Journal, and invitation to perform during Wildwood recitals.


Little Poet Lessons

Ages: 6yrs - 8yrs
Duration: 30min

Ask a first grader what a metaphor is and get an expression like a cat at sour milk. Ask them to describe what the wind is like and watch a river of startling metaphors effortlessly flow out of them.

Information on this class coming soon!