Writing New Poems, Revision of Unfinished Poems
There is nothing that doesn’t belong in a poem, what may seem “off” only has to find the right place inside the poem. This will be a week for writing new poems and re-charging poems you’ve been struggling to finish. In the workshop, with generous focused discussion, we’ll work to energize poems you may have been floundering with and to write new ones daily, suggested by exercises that can use anything and everything. Bring your tools!
Gail Mazur is author of 8 books of poems, including Land’s End: New and Selected Poems (2020), They Can’t Take That Away from Me, finalist for the National Book Award; Zeppo’s First Wife, winner of the Massachusetts Book Prize and finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; and Figures in a Landscape, Forbidden City. The Pose of Happiness and Nightfire.. She has served on the Writing Committee of FAWC for many years and taught in Emerson College’s and Boston University’s MFA Programs. She lives in Provincetown and Cambridge, where she is founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series.