Revising & Generating: A Poetry Workshop
We often think of revising as a separate act from generating a poem. This workshop will focus on how revision can be an act of generating new, vibrant work. We’ll look at poems that participants bring in with an eye to “conventional” revision as well as a more radical approach and we’ll also look at new work during the week. I’ll offer prompts and exercises to be done in class and during the evenings. This workshop is geared toward writers who want to learn to move around in their poems– who are truly willing to look not only at where the poem is going, but where it might go.
Martha Rhodes is author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (2017, University of Pittsburgh. As director of Four Way Books, she has published such authors as Reginald Dwayne Betts, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, and Gregory Pardlo. She teaches in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in NYC.