Clare L. Martin, poet and MockingHeart Review editor and publisher, offers eight-week, one on one, poetry-writing mentorships with young and new poets that offer the promise of a sustained relationship beyond the initial intensive generative and critique-based working relationship. The mentorships are structured courses that provide energetic writing potentialities and substantive relative-to-now literary conversations between the mentor and mentees. Great emphasis will be placed on craft and form.  The mentee should have expectations of fast-paced, rigorous writing and reflective, nurturing and honest feedback from a skilled and admired contemporary poet and publisher.

Clare’s twelve-year track record of publishing her own poetry in both print and electronic literary journals and reputation as the author of two books of poetry give her insight into traditional and new media forms of publishing available to upcoming writers. Her guidance in these areas will be offered as well, emphasizing the importance of building meaningful relationships with editors in mutually respectful and beneficial ways. Challenges facing today’s poetry writers in the digital age will always be at the forefront of the conversations.


Session I (Booking now)

September 19th, 2016 through November 7th, 2016


Session II (Booking begins October 1st)

December 5th, 2016 through January 18th, 2017


The fee for the eight-week course is $225.oo US currency, (non-refundable due to course size limits, serious inquiries only), payable through PayPal. The spots are limited due to the very intimate work and close personal attention offered. Mentorships will be conducted through email, phone, computer/camera link up, on a selective basis, to meet anyone across the miles.

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