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Mohr Visiting Poets

Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes a distinguished poet to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. These unique classes are kept small--limited to no more than 15 students--and they focus on a subject of the writer’s expertise and choosing. The writer also holds a public reading and discussion.

For dates, times, and locations of their scheduled readings, visit our Events page. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Lawrence and Nancy Mohr.

English 192V The Occasions of Poetry: The Historic Hinge - Winter 2022
The poet will learn how to use historical material in their writing. We will explore the history of Self (biography), the history of Location, the history of Event, and the History of the Apocryphal (rumors). We will workshop three poets each class, and, over the course of the semester, we will read and discuss four books as models for the poem you’ll be writing.

Enrollment in the Winter Quarter course is through the Course Preference Form. 


A. Van Jordan

The Mohr Visiting Poet, Creative Writing

Mohr Visiting Poets List

Ada Limón
Carl Phillips
Louise Glück 2019-2020
Louise Glück 2018-2019
Louise Glück 2017-2018
Robert Pinsky 2016-2017
Jane Hirshfield 2015-2016
Louise Glück 2014-2015
Ann Carson 2012-2013
Louise Glück 2011-2012
Stephen Dobyns 2010-2011
Kay Ryan 2009-2010
Max Doty 2008-2009
Robert Bly 2007-2008
Robert Pinsky 2006-2007
Li-Young Lee 2005-2006
Heather McHugh 2004-2005
Thom Gunn 2003-2004
Yusef Komunyakaa 2002-2003
Robert Hass 2001-2002