Courses & Faculty



Caroline Manring

This primary workshop meets each morning from 10 to 12.

In this poetry workshop, students will read and discuss a variety of contemporary poems that reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity of poetry today. Using the poems and discussion as a springboard, students will participate in in-class writing exercises, guided assignments, and work towards developing their own poems using combinations of poetic strategies and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to develop their unique voices through writing and workshopping original pieces. We will embrace the idea that poetry can simultaneously be a fun, inventive, and serious way of engaging with the personal and witnessing the world.

Caroline Manring's poetry collection, Manual for Extinction, won the 2012 National Poetry Review Book Prize. Her chapbook, No Postman, was published by Split Oak Press, and her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Conduit, Drunken Boat, H_NGM_N, Jubilat, Juked, Nine Mile, Sixth Finch, Seneca Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Manring has been a Teaching Writing Fellow and a Leggett-Schupes Fellow. She currently lives and teaches in Ithaca, New York, where she also leads bird walks and plays fiddle in a family band.