Poetry SuperPAC: Poetry Accountability Club
Dates: April 1 - 30
Time: Daily (Online)
Organizer: David Roderick
Price: Suggested $39, or sliding scale
Do you need a writing community? Or a spark to get your pen moving after after you pour your morning coffee?
Our poetry SuperPAC program is designed to fuel your poetry-writing machine! April is National Poetry Month, and you deserve some inspiration in your life. Here’s how to get it.
On April 1st, participants will each share a concrete poetry goal for the month, whether that’s to write 30 first drafts or one poem per week, or simply to read more and try your hand at a form or two—and then we will help you hold yourself to it. Everyone will receive a daily email with a poem to inspire you and a writing prompt to get your pen moving. All participants will have access to an easy-to-use private online forum in which to share drafts and support each other’s writing.
This isn’t a course, so there is no formal instruction, but this group can be a great complement to your poetry practice, whatever that is. David Roderick will guide this group and be available to offer advice as needed.
Participation in SuperPAC is entirely virtual. This is a fantastic way to tap into our community and give yourself accountability and structure in the comfort of your own home.
David Roderick wrote the poetry column State Lines for the San Francisco Chronicle from 2017-2019. His first book of poems, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize and was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2006. The Pitt Poetry Series published his second collection, The Americans, in 2014. David’s writing has been awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, the Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship, and the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize.
David has taught creative writing and literature classes at Stanford, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and most recently at the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was an Associate Professor in Creative Writing.