FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
IN PROVINCETOWN

Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems

Gail Mazur WEEK 6: July 15 to July 20 TUITION: $600 WORKSHOP: 9am-Noon DISCIPLINE: Poetry OPEN TO ALL ON-SITE HOUSING AVAILABLE

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.)

BIOGRAPHY

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.