Poetry in Translation

4 weeks. Tuesdays between November 30, 2021 and December 21, 2021. 7-8:30PM Click here to sign up! Translation is always, ultimately, a kind of failure. To shift the language of poetry from its origin means you must lose some of the texture of that original. And yet, as the poet James Merrill once wrote, “ButContinue reading “Poetry in Translation”

The Poet’s Journal

8 weeks. Wednesdays between August 11, 2021 and September 29, 2021. 7-9PM. Click here to sign up! If a poem is the expression of an individual mind experiencing a particular moment, reading poetry can feel incredibly intimate—like being let in on a secret world. In this course, we’ll uncover the secret worlds each of us contain. We’llContinue reading “The Poet’s Journal”

Oulipo Poetry

Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 7PM. Zoom. Click here to sign up! In poetry-writing, one of the most difficult challenges to overcome is the effort to “make sense,” to apply a personal logic and language to feelings that are often just out of reach. Oulipo—a French school of writers and mathematicians—reminds us that the prime directiveContinue reading “Oulipo Poetry”

About Me

Hi, I’m Robert. I’m a poet, translator, editor, graphic designer, and teacher. I teach the poetry courses that I want to take, working alongside my students to expand our sense of what poetry can accomplish. For more information on my workshops, or to sign up for a one-on-one consultation, feel free to reach out at info [at] robertmwhitehead [dot] com, or subscribe below for upcoming workshop alerts.

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