An Interactive Poetry Forum

'Tis true: there's magic in the web of it.
A sibyl, that had number'd in the world
The sun to course two hundred compasses,
In her prophetic fury sew'd the work.

Othello III, iv

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THE SONOMA STATEMENT began in 1995 as a live forum for poets in Sonoma State University's Poetry Writing workshop to read
and comment upon each others' works-in-progress.

At present, these pages are for poets in the Write Here/Write Now workshop which now meets off-campus at the Sitting Room in Cotati, Ca.


The Write Here/Write Now poetry workshop begins 17 March 1999 at the Sitting Room in Cotati.

Russian River Writers' Guild. The North Bay's oldest poetry reading series.

Visit two of our most influential Muses. Mr. and Ms.

A Quiet Place hosted by Layne Russell includes a more complete listing of Sonoma County poetry events.


Sonoma Statement presented by Scott Reid.


Workshop Poems of the Week

Beginner & Intermediate


Updated: January 2010

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