The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. Each participant has an opportunity to work with each staff poet in workshop. In the mornings participants meet to read to each other the work of the previous twenty-four hours, and in the late afternoons they gather for a conversation about some aspect of craft. Tuition for the Poetry Program is $675, which includes photocopying and evening meals. A number of half-tuition scholarships are available.