2 Horatio

Elaine has developed innovative workshops for the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, the MFA graduate writing program at City College (CUNY), New York University, and various arts and writing conferences here, in the U.S, and abroad.

In addition to the traditional poetry workshop, her teaching focuses on the following topics: Finding the Art in the Line, Bookmaking for Poets, Introduction to Text & Image, The Poetry Chapbook, Collage for Writers, The Poetry Manifesto, and Poetry & Micro Prose. She is currently at work on a book on the creative practice of poetry and bookmaking. 

Drawing from both classic and contemporary practices, in class she focuses on challenging accepted forms, combined with a mastery of craft. She encourages the writers she works with to participate in the larger conversation of art and letters, making introductions along the way. Many former students go on to become widely published poets and writers and generous colleagues.


Elaine teaches private studio and online workshops, a mix of a curated conversation about craft and a careful critique of works in progress. Participants (along with invited guests) are periodically published in 2 Horatio, a limited-edition chapbook and e-book (click here to read current issue), and take part in semi-annual readings at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library in Greenwich Village.


An editor and magazine publisher for over 20 years, Elaine works independently with poets and writers to help shape their stories, poems, and manuscripts for publication. 

For more information on teaching in your program, a private workshop, or manuscript consultation, please contact Elaine at: elainesexton1@gmail.com.

Photo by: Marina Kariakou