We, as poets, have inherited an incredible wealth of poetic example from our literary forefathers and mothers. But how do we innovate on those classic poems? How do we build on, subvert, refurbish, and electrify the old as to speak to our contemporary lives? In this workshop, we will write from prompts of old-school/new-school poetry pairings (e.g. Gwendolyn Brooks/Terrance Hayes & Wallace Stevens/Danez Smith), to see how current writers are experimenting with the oldies, and to practice using our own techniques, ushering poetry into our present moment and beyond.