.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

October 09, 2007

Master Class with Mary Jo Bang / Poetry

Master Class with Mary Jo Bang / Poetry

Wayne Koestenbaum wrote that Mary Jo Bang’s new poetry collection, Elegy, "recalls the late work of Ingeborg Bachmann in its febrile, recursive lyricism." Bang was the winner of "The Discovery"/The Nation Award in 1995, and is the author of four other poetry collections.

These intensive advanced workshops meet, in most cases, in conjunction with selected authors' appearances in the Reading Series (Mary Jo Bang reads with Dean Young on November 1). Application procedures are the same as for advanced workshops (see below), with one exception: please send two copies of your manuscript by the deadlines listed below. Please note that the work presented in the manuscript submission will also be the work discussed in the master class.

Manuscript submission is required for this course (see guidelines below).

Submission deadline: Wed, Oct 17, 5pm

First Session: Sat, Nov 3, 2007, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Sessions: 1

Instructor: Mary Jo Bang

Location: 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

Code: TP3MC01-01

Price: $200.00

To register for this class, please call Y-Charge at 212.415.5500, visit our box office at Lexington at 92nd Street, or click here:

Mary Jo Bang: Master Class


For advanced writing workshops in poetry, fiction and nonfiction, registration is by permission only. Students are chosen by the instructors on the basis of a manuscript submission. Please follow these guidelines:

The manuscript submission should consist of no more than 15 pages (typed, double-spaced) of fiction or nonfiction, or 6 pages of poetry (as applicable) and should be accompanied by a cover letter (stapled to the manuscript; please do not use paper clips) that includes your name, address, daytime and evening telephone numbers, and the name of the instructor to whose course you are applying.

An application fee of $10 must accompany your submission(s). Only one fee is required per person, regardless of how many applications you submit. Please make checks (drawn on U.S. banks only) or money orders (in U.S. currency only) payable to the 92nd Street Y, and attach them to your cover letter. Do not send cash.

Please do not send bound books or your only copy of a manuscript. Do not send a return envelope, a registration form or any payment with the submission; registration and payment will be arranged when you are accepted. Manuscripts should not be submitted via fax or email. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Applicants who have been accepted into a workshop will be notified by telephone; all others will be notified by mail. Once accepted, students should register promptly.

Schedule changes do occasionally occur.