Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2022 Summer Workshops

Growing the Poem Growing the Poem July 23 to July 28, 2017 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 9am-12pm Discipline: Poetry OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options

This workshop will focus on expanding poems beyond the space of the short, self-contained lyric. Through the reading of published poems and daily writing, we’ll explore strategies that will not only help you write longer poems, but also move your work beyond its current aesthetic and/or emotional limits.

If you have poems you consider unfinished or unsuccessful, bring them along to work with. At the end of the week, you should have at least the beginnings of four new poems, or transformations of old poems, some of which we’ll discuss in class.

In addition to the poems mentioned above, please bring copies of one relatively finished poem for reading and possible brief discussion at the beginning of the workshop.

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This workshop will focus on expanding poems beyond the space of the short, self-contained lyric. Through the reading of published poems and daily writing, we’ll explore strategies that will not only help you write longer poems, but also move your work beyond its current aesthetic and/or emotional limits.

If you have poems you consider unfinished or unsuccessful, bring them along to work with. At the end of the week, you should have at least the beginnings of four new poems, or transformations of old poems, some of which we’ll discuss in class.

In addition to the poems mentioned above, please bring copies of one relatively finished poem for reading and possible brief discussion at the beginning of the workshop.