Proof of the program’s success

I took Poetics II with Francesco Levato this summer (2012). Francesco was gracious, accommodating, and knowledgeable. The exercises in the class were accessible for newer students of poetry, but challenging enough for students who, like me, might already have an MFA. Further, Francesco talked to us about what types of markets might be interested in the types of poems we created, something that I felt was missing from my MFA program. Feedback from other students was invaluable, and I look forward to collaborating with them in the future. I’m currently exchanging poems for a book-length collaboration with another CSoP student—lasting proof of the program’s success.

- H. V. C.