Bernadette Mayer’s “Beyond the Basics of Poetry Workshop”


One of the poetic treasures in our area, Bernadette Mayer, will be leading a workshop coming up on the what what to do after we have mastered the basics of our craft. Seating is very limited, only eight people can participate, so register today!

Bernadette Mayer will lead a new workshop series focused on going beyond the basics of poetry. Discussion will examine different poetic forms and post modern poetics, her mentors and contemporaries and suggest new directions in verse.  She will also suggest books you should have to aid in your writing and how to publish your poems. Bernadette will continue to write and distribute new poems for the benefit of workshop participants and subject matter.

Bernadette Mayer’s poetry writing workshop which will take place at her home in East Nassau, NY. A beautiful country setting to enjoy Spring and Summer weather. The workshop will meet on five Saturdays April 6, May 4, June 8, July 13 and August 3, 2013.  Each meeting will take place between 2pm – 4pm. Mayer will facilitate a conducive atmosphere that will bring forth enhanced new poems from each of the participants. Total Cost: $60.00, including light refreshments.

Bernadette Mayer (born May 12, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY ) is a poet and prose writer. In 1967 she received a BA from New School for Social Research. She has since edited the journal 0 TO 9 with Vito Acconci and the United Artists Press with Lewis Warsh, and worked as Director of St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Her new book Helens of Troy is a Spring 2013 release by New DirectionsFor more than a decade she and poet Phil Good has lived in East Nassau. From the beginning of this series of workshops in September 2011, she has provided an expansive menu of poetic technique and belief as well as her careful listening to an appreciative core of workshop participants many of whom continue to attend each new session.

Workshop is limited to eight participants.

Contact: By e-mail contact Alan Casline ( to reserve your place. The mailing address if e-mail is not available is Rootdrinker, P.O. Box 522, Delmar, NY 12054