|Gardening for Poets: Growing a Revision Practice|
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
When you embrace revision as a process of discovery, it becomes more like play,
no matter whether the poem's subject is dark or light. This 3 hour workshop is not about
marking up your writing with red ink, like your grade school teachers
might have done. Instead, more like a gardener, you’ll explore methods of
revising poetry that encourage and stimulate growth. You’ll tinker with a piece of
writing, be introduced to The List: 40 Ways to Revise a Poem or Get a Poem Moving,
learn new ways to regard your creative process, consider the role of feedback
in your writing process, and have the opportunity for a mini-conference with the
instructor over a poem you’ve brought along.
Please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be contacted for the next session of this workshop. Participants are invited to bring a poem that they wish to revise.