Whether you’re a poet or not, writing poems can be a nutritious part of your writing diet. It strengthens a number of necessary capacities for good writers, such as observation, attention to language, and command of structure. But aren’t poets moody mystics in white puffy shirts with a direct line to the muse? Well, some. But this workshop is for the jeans-and-T-shirt poets who would like to show up at their desks, morning after morning, and without fail write poems. Using specific active strategies that are more than prompts, you’ll see how to find material for poems, whatever your mood.