Learn More About Online Classes at The Poet’s Studio


When the pandemic first started, I yearned for a poetry community and missed teaching and talking to poets. So, thanks to Zoom, I offered my very first Poet’s Studio online workshop. I had no idea that a poetry community would form around these popular online workshops.


I’ve kept The Poet’s Studio online workshops going because it allows poets and writers to come together throughout the year and without the time and expense of traveling.


Poet and friend, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, will co-teach some of the workshops with me and some I’ll teach solo. Many but not all workshops have guest authors. All the writers who teach with me and who are guests have written and taught for decades and have extensive experience in the writing community.


My rate has gone up this year (along with everything else). I have been teaching and writing for over twenty years, and my goal is to create a sustainable poetry community. For each workshop, we spend many hours carefully planning new content and reading each poem closely submitted for critique. If you feel that you can’t afford the workshop fee, please reach out to me.


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Current Workshops

Workshop Structure

  • most workshops are multiple online sessions (see specific workshops)
  • verbal feedback from instructor
  • weekly prompts


  • Poetry workshops have a base tuition of $375 (unless stated otherwise).
  • There is no refund for withdrawals. In the event that workshops don’t have a minimum number of participants we might have to postpone.
  • Workshop fees can be paid using the form which handles transactions through PayPal.


Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard received the 2023 Excellence in Poetry for Children Award which honors a living American poet for their aggregate work for children ages 3-13 https://bit.ly/3iL8jlh

She is the founder of The Poet’s Studio and has taught at Poet’s House, Teachers College, Columbia University, Gothenburg University, and in schools around the world. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Writers’ Workshop.

She is a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and the author of 19 books. Her most recent poetry book & journal is A Field Guide to the Heart: Poems of Love, Comfort & Hope (co-authored with Rebecca Kai Dotlich), and an anthology of poetry The Woman In This Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry. She is also the author of several children’s poetry books including her newest My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness (Macmillan) and Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two Or More Voices (Astra Books for Young Readers). You can follow her on Twitter: @Georgiaheard1 and Instagram@Georgiaheard1 & @Heartmaps

Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Rebecca Kai Dotlich’s poetry has appeared in anthologies, periodicals, and magazines, and she has authored dozens of children’s books. Rebecca teaches poetry workshops to writers, teachers, and students across the country. To learn more about Rebecca, check out her website www.rebeccakaidotlich.com, and follow her on Instagram @rebeccakaipoet and Twitter @Rebeccaka