Many poets are reeling from the election. Fatigue, sleep deprivation, and anxiety are commonly spoken of as results of the contentious nature of the campaigns and the startling, unpredicted outcome. As a result, a good number of poets who said they’d be applying for a workshop have not yet done so. We want to give everyone a few more days to apply to make up for days lost in the political turmoil.
Therefore, we have decided to extend the deadline to Monday, November 21st at midnight. And we will do everything possible to notify all applicants of workshop assignments as quickly thereafter as possible.
I urge you to please file your applications immediately. It is imperative that we find common ground with our fellow citizens, and poetry is the best way I know to bridge what divides us and to reaffirm our deep and abiding faith in language … carefully crafted … to bring us together.