Magpie Poems: An Online Workshop

New Jersey, United States

Apr 16 - May 14, 2024


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Online, April 16 - May 14, 2024

Each Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm EDT

Limited to 12 participants. Led by Leah Falk.

As poets, we depend on our five senses to make images and music on the page. What surprising things will happen to our poems if we allow other artistic disciplines to inspire our content and form? We’ll learn from poets like Tyehimba Jess, Frank O’Hara and Eduardo Corral, and explore artists whose work crosses genres, including Renee Gladman and Lenka Clayton. Drawing from creative mediums like traditional ekphrasis, collage, sculpture, song and more, we’ll challenge the boundaries of the poem on the page and imagine it in constant conversation with its aural and visual neighbors. Poets of all levels are invited to create something new or revive existing work each week in this supportive workshop.

Presented by Murphy Writing of Stockton University.


Featured Writers Include:

Leah Falk is the author of Other Customs and Practices (Glass Lyre Press, 2023) and To Look After and Use (Finishing Line Press, 2019). Her poems have been selected for Best New Poets 2018, the Beulah Rose Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace, nominated for the Pushcart Prize and featured on Verse Daily, Poetry Daily and in publications including The Kenyon Review, FIELD, Thrush, Gulf Coast and Electric Literature. Her critical and personal essays have appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Haaretz, Hey Alma, Michigan Quarterly Review Online and elsewhere. She’s received support for her writing from Sundress Academy for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Yiddish Book Center and Asylum Arts. Leah is a graduate of the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan and of Oberlin College. She is Director of Education and Engagement at Penn Live Arts and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.




New Jersey, United States

Murphy Writing of Stockton University

Murphy Writing of Stockton University offers programs in the US and abroad to help writers develop their craft. When writers immerse themselves in these challenging and supportive workshops and an encouraging community, they often make breakthroughs in their art. The Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, founded in 1994, is the flagship program, attracting more than 200 poets and writers from across the country each year. In 2014, Murphy Writing became part of Stockton University.

Our Participants Say it Best

"The Getaway was exactly what I needed to recharge as a writer and start the year off on the right foot. From the supportive community to the hotel’s friendly atmosphere, I left feeling inspired. Now I can't wait to get back to work on the many projects I've lined up for myself. I only wish the Getaway could last all year!" ~ Cate, Pittsburgh, PA

Our Philosophy

Advance your craft and energize your writing with our challenging and supportive workshops. Write with us wherever you are and take advantage of inspiring craft discussions, dedicated writing time, insightful feedback and an encouraging community.

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