Poetry Forge


Online courses and in person workshops offered by Poetry Forge, taught by Holly Wren Spaulding.


a process

& good company

that honors the work & your place in it

21 Day Poetry Challenge: writing regimen for 21st century humans (September 2019)

21 Day Poetry Challenge: writing regimen for 21st century humans (September 2019)


designed with the challenges of the 21st century in mind



September 1-21, 2019 
Theme: Home and Belonging


Because it feels good to wake up and read a poem every day, and give least 15 minutes to your writing practice. After 21 days you will be amazed at how much you have accomplished!


This email-based course delivers daily prompts and poems to your inbox. Twice during the session we will meet in a live webinar for an interactive workshop.


Curious and seasoned writers. Secret poets. Teachers and workshop facilitators. Prose writers who want to sharpen their diction and learn about compression. This is an all-levels course that I’ve designed to have options for writers at any stage in their writing life.

Instructor: Holly Wren Spaulding

Teaching Assistant: Amber Edmondson

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“I've appreciated your poems, prompts, and encouragement. And I've written more this past month than in the 11 months preceding. I'm hoping to keep the momentum going." R.S., December Challenge 2018 “

"I have enjoyed the Challenge & achieved what I wanted. I especially loved option 3 today & plan to continue to use that approach frequently. Thank you, Holly, for making it possible for me to participate." D.B., December Challenge 2018

"This is my third (or 4th?) time taking your class and it is such a pleasure. I love receiving the emails each day, and incorporating this into my morning practice. I am finding that sometimes there’s a poem right then (as with the first one I’m sharing here), and other times the support of that structure helps me later on, as it did with the funeral poem I wrote. That one exposed some fury I didn’t even know I had, and again—I am grateful. For poetry, and for your gift in supporting the process." C.H. December Challenge 2018