The Long and the Short of It – Expansion & Distillation: A Poetry Workshop
We’ll look at ways to simplify and add complexity to poems. And we’ll explore ways of deepening our poems, and leaving a door open for mystery and surprise. This will include looking at the work of a few poets who do this (effortlessly, it would seem); writing new poems; and workshoppng your poems.
Please bring 10 copies of two of your own poems that you have not been able to finish or get quite right.
Andrea Cohen is the author of seven collections of poetry, including, most recently, Everything and Nightshade. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and several residencies at MacDowell, she directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.