The Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration is focused on education, opportunity, and collaborating with the other amazing arts organizations in Philadelphia.


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Director: Steven Kleinman

Steven Kleinman’s work has appeared in Devil’s Lake, The Collagist, and Horsethief. He has received many work-study scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He teaches at Drexel University, the Community College of Philadelphia, and The University of the Arts.


Past classes include Text and Context: A Poetry Workshop with Emilia Phillips in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Classes for Fall 2017 are in the works.

MFA Prep Lab

Prep Lab at the Collab

Are you considering applying to MFA programs in poetry this fall? Would you like another pair of eyes on your 10 page writing sample and statement of purpose? Our MFA Prep Lab at the Collab will follow an online schedule. Poems will be reviewed by Steven Kleinman and statements will be reviewed by Sarah Blake. Cost: $75/writing sample and $25/statement of purpose.

This class will have rolling admissions through the fall. Please use the Contact form to tell us a little bit about yourself and your poetry, if you are interested in this class.




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