Chapbook Editing II

In this six week workshop, we will work on editing short poetry and/or prose poetry manuscripts. Any new material for these manuscripts will be prompted (if necessary) in class but written and integrated outside class meetings. Inside the workshop we will focus on editing, shaping, arrangement, and bringing out a theme in your work with guided group feedback and individual consultation with the facilitator. Time to get that chapbook done and out into the world.



June 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020


10:30 am - 1:30 pm




Paul Corman-Roberts


Paul Corman-Roberts

Paul Corman-Roberts has coached many successful poets to publication, from chapbooks to singular poems to full-length collections. He is the author of four chapbooks and two full-length collections of prose poetry, including Bone Moon Palace from Nomadic Press in 2020. He is a four-time nominee for Pushcart, Best of the Web, and Northern California Book Award. He is an MA/MFA Graduate of the New College of California Poetics program where he studied with David Meltzer, Genny Lim, and Neeli Cherkovski. In addition to teaching at SF Creative Writing Institute, he also teaches workshops for the Older Writer’s Lab at the San Francisco Public Library and works in the Oakland Unified School District. He was a founder of the Beast Crawl Literary Festival in Oakland, California.