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Sunday Workshop: Submissions Due

Deadline extended!

February 15, 2023 @ 11:59 pm


The Sunday Workshop with Niki Herd will take place on February 19, 2023. Poetry submissions for the workshop are due by 11:59 p.m.


The workshop will be held in-person at High Low, with virtual attendance options available to those who need it. Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks when attending Sunday Workshop in-person.


Please note: this workshop is limited to 12 poems/participants. Registration is required, and is first-come, first-served.

  • Submit only one poem, one page in length
  • Provide name, mailing address, phone number and email address
  • Those submitting poems are expected to attend the workshop
  • You do not need to submit a poem to attend
  • If you need to attend virtually, please indicate this is your registration email

To register, email* poem to:
[email protected]
*Please attach poem as separate Word or PDF document. We are not accepting mailed submissions at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.


NIKI HERD is the author of the poetry collection The Language of Shedding Skin and co-editor with Meg Day of Laura Hershey: On the Life & Work of an American Master, considered one of 2019’s “hidden gems” by Ms. Magazine. Herd’s essay “George Floyd and the White Gaze” on the death of Floyd and the pandemic won the 2021 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Nonfiction and was selected as Salon’s Best of 2020. A two-time Pushcart Prize Nominee, Herd’s poetry, essays, and criticism appear in or are forthcoming from New England Review, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, Copper Nickel, the Academy of American Poets (Poem-a-Day), Lit Hub, The Rumpus, Obsidian, Tupelo Quarterly, The Feminist Wire, and Split This Rock Poem-of-the-Week, among other journals. Her poems have been anthologized in Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta!, and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South. In 2021, Herd was awarded the Raymond Plank Fellowship at Ucross. Her work has also been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Newberry Library, Cave Canem, as well as the DC Commission on the Arts. She has presented lectures and taught workshops at Carlow University, Community College of Baltimore County, Writers-in-the-Schools, and Rutgers University. An Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow, Herd held a Presidential Fellowship at the University of Houston where she earned her Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing. She currently lives in St. Louis.