FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
IN PROVINCETOWN

Revising & Generating, Creating New from the Old: A Poetry Workshop

Revising & Generating, Creating New from the Old: A Poetry Workshop WEEK 7: July 19 to July 24 TUITION: $650 WORKSHOP: 9am-12pm DISCIPLINE: Poetry OPEN TO ALL ON-SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE

Our workshop will focus on participants’ poems with an eye to revision, primarily. We’ll discuss strategies that can be employed to both bring the poem to fuller realization, as well as ways that we can discover alternative possibilities for the poem. So, we will explore both “conventional” and more radical approaches to revision. There will be assignments and prompts to help with this process that you can bring to workshop or keep for yourself; there will be handouts of a wide range of poems for you to examine and, depending on the workshop size, discuss each morning.

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Our workshop will focus on participants’ poems with an eye to revision, primarily. We’ll discuss strategies that can be employed to both bring the poem to fuller realization, as well as ways that we can discover alternative possibilities for the poem. So, we will explore both “conventional” and more radical approaches to revision. There will be assignments and prompts to help with this process that you can bring to workshop or keep for yourself; there will be handouts of a wide range of poems for you to examine and, depending on the workshop size, discuss each morning.