I love working one-on-one with poets—on individual poems or larger projects—at any stage in their writing lives, just starting out or needing a fresh pair of eyes for a second or third manuscript-in-progress.
I’m a sensitive and supportive reader, and I prefer a light touch, trusting that you know what you’re doing and don’t need someone to completely rewrite your poems. But I will also push you to go beyond your perceived limitations—to explore new subjects, new emotional and intellectual terrain, new formal possibilities, new ways of looking at both your work and your world. I can offer guidance in structuring, editing, and revising chapbook or full-length manuscripts, as well as close readings of individual poems. I may also suggest poets for us to read together.
I use a combination of phone, mail, and email. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss working together and my rates for such work.