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Master Craft Class on revision with Mary Jo Bang (IN PERSON)

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

$130.00

Marianne Moore said, “[Y]our thorns are the best part of you” (“Roses Only”). The key to revision then is not to eliminate the poem’s metaphoric thorns but to convince the reader that they are essential. There are many revision strategies, all of them begin with some sort of dissatisfaction followed by action. This class is an opportunity to think through several of those strategies and to measure their effect on poems submitted by the participants.

NB: This class will be taught IN PERSON at HVWC and will be capped at 10 students. Students should email one poem they want to revise in this craft workshop to [email protected] by May 1.

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Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems, the most recent of which is A Film in Which I Play Everyone (Graywolf, 2023) glowingly reviewed in The New York Times. Her other books are, Apology for Want (1997), which was awarded the 1996 Bakeless Prize and the 1998 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award; Louise in Love (2001), which received the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award for a manuscript-in-progress; The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (2001); The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (2004); Elegy (2007), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Bride of E (2009), and The Last Two Seconds (Graywolf Press, 2015) . She was the poetry co-editor at Boston Review from 1995 to 2005. She’s been the recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation, and a Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Northwestern University, a B.A. in photography from the Polytechnic of Central London, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University. Her 2012 translation of Dante’s Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher, was named a Notable Book by both the Academy of American Poets (2012) and by the American Library Association (2013).

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Mary Jo Bang Craft
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Date:
May 5
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$130.00
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Venue

Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Phone
914.332.5953
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HVWC
Phone
914.332.5953
Email
ask@writerscenter.org
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