“I am not wrong: Wrong is not my name
My name is my own my own my own”
- June Jordan
I offer poetry consultation services at reasonable rates, with sliding-scale fees for QTPOC, disabled, and single parent writers.
What I believe in
I write and teach professionally, and I read widely and write in multiple genres. I am experienced in publishing, editing, teaching, and leading workshops both at the academic and community level.
I believe that writers can bear witness and craft radical landscapes with their poetic voice and artistic process, and that a trustworthy and sincere feedback relationship can help achieve these goals.
I offer an online-based exchange of work and feedback for poets who do not have access to traditional academic spaces, who cannot easily travel to in-person workshops, and who may live at a distance from writing communities.
How can I help you?
My poetry consultation services are structured by what fits you best, whether it is manuscript feedback, editing and submission coaching, accountability and support for pursuing writing goals, or engaging in a healing yet challenging conversation about your writing. All of my services will provide clients with detailed line reading, as well as a 1000-word minimum response letter.
I am committed to poets and writers who live and create art from the margins. I am versed in feminist and queer perspectives, writing through trauma, and the poetics of political resistance. I respond professionally and genuinely to all subject matter and poetic styles.
Base rates for most services are $50 per 5 pages of work. Please contact me for rates on manuscript-length works and ongoing projects, as well as sliding-scale rates for QTPOC, disabled, and single parent writers.
Email for more info
I'm always happy to talk through ideas and needs before committing to payment. I can be reached at gingerko at gmail dot com.