2 HoratioElaine 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 around the country.

In addition to the more traditional poetry workshop, the focus of her teaching includes: Finding the Art in the Letter, Introduction to Text & Image, The Poetry Chapbook, Collage for Writers, The Poetry Manifesto, and Poetry & Micro Prose: How to Make 5 Books in 5 Weeks. 

She encourages experimentation and craft in all her classes, drawing from both classic and contemporary practices, encouraging students to be part of the larger conversation of poetry, to go on to become published authors 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