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 10 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.
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.