About the Online School of Poetry
Studying online is nothing new. There have been online writing
workshops since the beginning of the Internet. What makes
the Online School of Poetry unique is the quality and experience
of our faculty. The Online School of Poetry is a supportive
environment. A community that has the tools to help you
learn, network and meet other poets. We offer private lessons
and workshops and our instructors are passionate about poetry.
Our curriculum and faculty will constantly grow and evolve.
We stress individuality and understand the expansion and
roots of the art of writing poetry.
Our teachers are award winning, published and experienced.
Read their individual biographies on our faculty
page to get more information. A school is only as good as
it's faculty and we are very proud of the experience our
teachers have to offer. They will help you improve your
poetry and your ideas about what poetry is. We will not
promise you will get published or win poetry contests but
we do promise you quality instruction from experienced educators
and award winning poets. Poets who have had success in this
field. And you can study at home on your computer!
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About the founder
Founded by St. Louis Missouri native, playwright, actor
director and musician Jeff Robinson in 2005. A Music Composition
alumnus of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He's
studied theatre with Oleg Tabakov, Artistic Director of
the legendary Moscow Art Theatre Company and Kristin Linklater,
Shakespeare Scholar and Chair of the theatre department
at Columbia University.
The Jeff Robinson Trio have been performing at the Lizard
Lounge in Cambridge, MA every Sunday for ten years. They
accompany poets, spoken word and performance artist. They
have performed or shared the stage with Robert Pinsky, Gil
Scot Heron, Regie Gibson, Saul Williams, Amiri Baraka, Patricia
Smith, Askia Toure, Ralph Nader, The Last Poets and many
others. They've also worked with Miles Davis Biographer/Poet
Quincy Troupe at the Langston Hughes Centennial Celebration
in Langston's home town, Joplin MO. They headlined the Boston
Phoenix, WFNX Best Music Poll Festival, Spoken Word Performance
Stage and Tribute to William Burroughs and were featured
artist at the Jack Kerouac Festival performing Kerouac's
"San Francisco Blues" in Kerouac's home town,
Jeff's radio show "Poetry Jam" can be heard alternate
Wednesday/Thursdays from 12:00am to 2:00am EST at WMBR 88.1
in Cambridge, MA and WMBR.org on the Internet. The show
is an eclectic mix of Poetry, Spoken Word, Jazz, & Blues.