21st Century Poetics & Social Media

This 4-week workshop offers a brief history and introduction to the intersection of new media and poetry. We will read and write poetry that crosses boundaries and engages modern technology and media tools to make poetry more accessible and appeal to a broader audience.

Students will study the work of a new generation of tech-savvy young writers, who are transforming poetry by combining graphics, video, podcasting and other social media with traditional creative processes. Through innovative prompts and resources, students will learn to create their own unique platforms to diversify and modernize their poetry and reach surprising new audiences and markets.



December 02, 2021 - December 23, 2021


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



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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.