Perhaps you have a poem you can’t get off the ground, a poem that bugs you, annoys you, drives you mad because you can’t figure out how to revise it. This 4-week workshop explores ways to begin revising poems that have been driving you crazy for months or for years. To get unstuck, I’ll provide exercises and generous comments on one poem per week. Your peers will also provide suggestions, some of which are based on a series of questions I’ve provided. This class is a fast-paced workshop designed to jump-start your revision process. The only pre-requisite is a desire to change your poems.
Nancy K. Pearson’s second book of poems, The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone, won the Poets Out Loud prize and will be published by Fordham University Press in Spring, 2016. Her first book of poems, Two Minutes of Light, won the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and was a Massachusetts Book Awards, “Must Read Book” of 2009. Pearson received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at The University of Houston and her MFA in poetry at George Mason University. She received two seventh-month fellowships at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She recently moved to Maryland.