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Poetry Revision Workshop with Michael Patrick Collins (via Zoom)
June 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124.00
Revision is Just Doing the Next Thing
Join award-winning poet, Michael Patrick Collins as he helps you revise your difficult to place poems that you think are almost finished. Revision could perhaps most easily be described as a sequence of activities which culminate in the creation of a piece of writing. And, like most descriptions of the writing and revision processes, that sounds so much simpler than it really is that you just want to do something else. The problem often is choosing which next thing to do when, when, often, there are multiple possibilities, no absolutely right or wrong answers. We’ll work on taking one step at a time because if you take more than that you usually fall. If we have enough time, we might take two or three, which sounds like not very much until you compare with zero. Send one poem (limit two pages) to [email protected] when you register for this class.
NB: This class will take place on Zoom. This class is capped at 15 students. The Zoom link will be sent to you at the email address you use to register for the class. If you don’t get it please check spam and then email [email protected] Scholarship information will be available on April 15th and applications will be due on May 15th. Please read the course policy page before registering for any HVWC class.
Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 70 journals and magazines. He is also the author of the chapbooks How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water and Harbor Mandala, the full-length collections Psalmandala and Appearances, which was named one of the best indie poetry collections of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews. He teaches creative and expository writing at New York University and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center.