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 the author of eight collections of poems, the most recent LAND’S END: New and Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press, 2020). She has taught widely, including in the graduate programs of Boston University, University of Houston, and Emerson College. She is founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, where she lives when not in Provincetown.