The Poetry Workshop

Welcome to The Poetry Workshop. This is the perfect workshop for the beginner looking to take their first deep dive into the work of becoming a published poet or the seasoned writer looking to kickstart a new poetry manuscript or portfolio. 

This generative in-person workshop will give writing exercises with fresh and original prompts along with sustained group feedback and editing prompts to help you hone a portfolio of anywhere from 7-12 new poems polished and ready for submission or collection.


February 18, 2023 - March 25, 2023


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center
50 Scott Street, San Francisco
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.