See p.40 of Agenda V35-36:4.1 (Winter-Spring 1998) for an article by
Mario Petrucci entitled "Poetry Workshops - Sea change or Algal Bloom".
He concludes on p.51 by saying that the "jury's still out on whether
the ubiquitous blooming of poetry workshops indicates a revitalised
medium or its deepening contamination". Articles like R.J.McCaffery's
A Defense of M.F.A. Programs in Poetry are also worth reading.
I've seen various workshop formats and have
tried out various ideas with my group.
articles page for notes and essays that have been used to motivate
workshop exercises, in particular the
These articles may well need fleshing out before re-use.
Writers Resources page for lists of online and UK groups. Some of
the off-line groups have online guidelines
Tim Love, November 2004.