The Poetry Academy is for all poets, on all levels, to learn and experience the varieties of our craft in a relaxed, unconventional (unacademic) way. We offer workshops, events, and discussions with subjects rarely if ever considered traditional classes that are most relevant to the new re-inventing of poetry using online platforms. Whatever poetry you are into, the Academy is a place to expand your limits and understanding, get inspired, meet fellow poets and share your work.
Mark Fishbein, Chancellor of the Academy
A native New Yorker, Mark Fishbein graduated CCNY in 1971, followed by a maîtrise from the Sorbonne in Paris in literature. He has seven collections of poetry, his latest being “Reflections in the Time of Trumpius Maximus”, (Atmosphere Press, 2021). He is Chancellor of the Global Poetry Network’s Poetry Academy, hosting its workshops, classes, and Planet Poetry 28, a unique monthly online poetry journal. Known as “poet with guitar”, Mark also plays professionally. He believes good poetry finds that sweet spot between “meaning” and “being”. Mark is currently based in the Chicago area.
Sunayna Pal, Director of the Academy
Sunayna was born in India, and moved to USA a year after her marriage. She happily resides in Maryland with her husband, children, plants and an invincible goldfish. Sunayna is also devoted to the practice of Heartfulness meditation. Know more on sunaynapal.com