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Do you want to write about sex and sensuality, but you're not sure how? Do you want to be introduced to the poets who write sex the best, the steamiest, the strangest? Do you believe in the sensuality of language itself, the sinewy muscularity of a juicy sentence? If so, this five-week erotic poetry class (designed for beginners and beyond) should be a wonderful fit.

Each week, we’ll discuss a different corner of the erotic poetry landscape, from the erotics of disgust to the collision of religion and eroticism. This is a generative class, so expect to write a poem each week (prompts will be provided). We’ll read poems, we’ll write poems, we’ll talk about poems, we’ll share our own poems with each other: a (more sensual than usual) poem-party. ​​



I will be offering one session of Writing the Erotic 2.0:

Monday Session: Mondays from 7:30 PM - 9:15 PM EST, starting April 22nd


Week 1: Self-Lust - Masturbation Poems / April 22nd

Week 2: Grimy Grub - The Erotics of Food / April 29th

Week 3: Splatter Me Softly - The Erotics of Horror and Disgust / May 6th

Week 4: Sexting God = The Religious Erotic / May 13th

Week 5: Bawdy Aubades - The Erotics of Parting / May 20th

Tech: Each session will be facilitated through Zoom, an online video-conferencing platform. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, I would be happy to host a practice call with you before the first session.


Readings: All readings (craft essays and poems) will be sent weekly via email.


Cost: $200 for five weeks of workshop


I want this class to be accessible to all who would like to participate. If you’d like to sponsor a person in need, please contact me at


Payment: To claim a spot in the class, you must pay the $200 fee before the first session via Paypal or Venmo



Venmo: @Joshua-Tvrdy


Cancellations / Refunds: If you need to cancel, please let me know at least three days before the first class session, and I will be able to refund your workshop fee. No refunds for cancellations after the first session. 


Questions/Concerns: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at


FYI: This is not a workshop-based poetry class. Instead, we’ll prioritize discovery and creation as we learn, together, how to make and read poems. If you're looking for more specialized poetry editing / revising, please visit my "Coaching" tab.




Thx for registering xoxo

"The mind acts, the mind wills a poem, often against our own will; somehow this happens, somehow a poem gets written in the middle of a chaotic holiday party that has just run out of ice, and it's your house."

--Mary Ruefle, from "On Beginnings"

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(Class begins April 22nd | REGISTER BELOW!!)


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