Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems
We will spend the week looking at the work of three poets, which will be waiting for you in Provincetown, and looking together at poems by the participants. Often the best and most surprising inspirations for revision and for new poems come from looking and reading. Together we’ll give ourselves a figurative shake or two, and see what new directions our poems take us in.
Please bring copies of 2 or 3 of your own poems you would like to discuss. And also bring 1 poem you have recently read and liked. (Number of copies announced two weeks prior to workshop start date.)
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.