LIVE via ZOOM: 1pm-3pm (Eastern Time)
The Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez believed that we can never revise our lives, but revision opens the possibility to improve any piece of writing.
This workshop will focus on specific revision skills and insights such as: Surprise your work, Revise part of your work—but remember the whole, Correction as sometimes only confirmation, Respect the person you were, Respect the defect that cannot be conquered, Looking at drafts and final versions of poems by well-known poets, Extending the poetry practice into practical life.
Sean Singer is the author of Discography (Yale University Press, 2002), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, selected by W.S. Merwin, and the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; Honey & Smoke (Eyewear Publishing, 2015); and Today in the Taxi (Tupelo Press, 2022) which won the 2022 National Jewish Book award. He runs a manuscript consultation service at www.seansingerpoetry.com