An experienced teacher who has worked with high schoolers, undergraduates, graduate students, as well as nontraditional students, Jehanne offers private consulting services for poets at all stages of development.

  • For the beginning poet: a six-week course focusing on the topics of image, metaphor, voice, lyric/narrative, and form. This course includes six Skype or phone sessions, the study of published poems, and generative writing exercises that address specific elements of craft.
  • For the intermediate poet: hourly Skype or phone sessions that focus on drafting and revision strategies. Generally, depending on a student’s needs and level of training, it is possible to cover two to three poems in an hour. Sessions may also include discussions of how to submit work to literary journals and other questions about the writing life.
  • For the advanced poet: chapbook and book-length manuscript consultations. The consultation package includes two video conferences or phone sessions, intensive analysis of the manuscript’s overall structure, line-editing of individual poems, and discussion of presses that might be receptive to the manuscript’s subject matter and aesthetic.

Please, contact Jehanne for more information about rates and types of consultations available.