Writing Poems: Vision & Revision
Often the best, most surprising inspirations for revision comes from close readings of poems new to us. Together we’ll look at the work of several poets and write new poems. Every day! We’ll give ourselves and our writing a figurative shake or two, talk about each others’ works, we’ll keep going, and see poems in new ways.
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.