Poetry Forge
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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

Creative Consultation w/ Holly

Creative Consultation w/ Holly



A conversation can open up an area of concern or stuckness, and lead to new perspectives and renewed energy.

It can buoy the spirit and remove obstacles.

It can lead to productive dialogue and often, answers.

It can involve close consideration of your work in progress.

We can talk about the next step in your education or career.

We can discuss bringing your writing to an audience, a we can create a plan for how to achieve that goal.

Essentially, we can talk about anything at all.


I model these conversations on what I loved most about visiting my professors during office hours when I was a student. In addition to creating a space for you to share freely about your work and concerns, I offer good questions, structure, accountability, and pep talks. My goal for our time is for you to leave feeling clearer about your next steps, energized, and relieved to have solved a problem or answered some pressing questions.


Consultations can happen via phone or video, whatever you prefer. I can even record the conversation if you would find that useful.


I take a limited number of new clients each season and would love to work with you if you are serious about making more space for your art in your current life.

If we have never worked together in any capacity, and you’re not sure if this format is right for you, I’d be glad to get on 20 minute complimentary call to talk through what you need in terms of support. Just send me a message via my contact page.


Once you purchase the listing, I will send you an email to set up a time to meet.

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“Having taken numerous workshops and worked with Holly closely over many years, I can say that to watch her work with so many different people is thrilling. I’ve seen her discuss craft with an accomplished poet one minute, then coax four lines from a hesitant 18 year-old the next minute. I’ve seen her offer encouragement, passion and deep editing, all with precision and attention to the work and the individual. Not everyone can do this—many teachers think they can, but few have this magic. Holly knows how to start things, understand a vision, generate ideas, make a plan, and then make that vision a reality. I’ve come to realize that this is a really rare talent. What I really want to say is that she’s the full package, the real deal, the cat's meow, you know: fantastic!” K.K, Client and student, 2010-2017