Robert Frost wrote that a poem “begins in delight and ends in wisdom,” and that this figure is the same for love. This generative workshop will assume a love of language, its rhymes and rhythms, its narratives and puns. We will cultivate an understanding of the poetic process as an erotic pursuit of knowledge, both of the self and of the other. We will share our work within a generative-workshop model that focuses on encouraging, peer-driven feedback; beginners and experienced writers alike will help each other move in new directions and experiment with form, structure, image and sound. We will also read, analyze and discuss poems and craft essays that inspire and challenge us. By the end of the workshop, you will take away new drafts of poems as well as prompts and activities that will continue to generate exciting work.