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Remote 3-Hour Workshop: Indran Amirthanayagam: The Free Sonnet

Wednesday | May 31 | 6-9pm ET

May 31, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$84.00 – $120.00
Indran Amirthanayagam

The Free Sonnet

In this workshop we will write sonnets, both traditional ones that follow the Petrarchan or Shakespearean formats–or we will play with the form and write our own variations. Let us have fun with this most traditional poetic utterance while writing about what is jostling inside our minds and hearts, as well as what is jostling outside in politics, in the city, the country.

Wednesday  |  May 31  |  6-9pm Eastern  |  $120 ($96 for Members)

All are welcome, space is limited. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please email with any questions.

About the educator:

Indran Amirthanayagam produced a “world record” in 2020: publishing three poetry collections written in three different languages. He writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. He has published twenty two poetry books, including Blue Window (translated by Jennifer Rathbun), Ten Thousand Steps Against the Tyrant, and The Elephants of Reckoning (winner 1994 Paterson Poetry Prize), among others. He edits the Beltway Poetry Quarterly (; blogs on; writes a weekly poem for Haiti en Marche and El Acento; and hosts The Poetry Channel. He has received fellowships from the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The US/Mexico Fund for Culture and the Macdowell Colony. He was the IFLAC Word Poeta Mundial in 2022. In 2021 he won an Emergent Seed grant. His poem “ Free Bird” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. New books include Powèt nan po la (Poet of the Port ), Origami: Selected Poems of Manuel Ulacia, and Kont Anlèvman. Indran publishes poetry books with Sara Cahill Marron at Beltway Editions.

While our physical space is closed for construction, workshops will be held over Zoom. While you can use Zoom from your phone or browser, we recommend downloading the desktop client.

Admission $120 ($96 for Members)


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May 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$84.00 – $120.00
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