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YoYB Poetry: Wednesday Winter-Spring Session #2 with Jennifer Franklin
February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pmFree
NB: This a 6-week class meeting on Zoom, Wednesdays 12:30am-3:00pm starting Wednesday February 24th and ending Wednesday March 31st.
You have written the first draft of your full-length collection. Now, we need to order all of the poems, decide if there should be sections, revise each of the poems, settle on the title, and most importantly—remove any poems that are not as strong. This series of classes begins at the start of 2021 and goes through the year. A combination of workshopping new and old poems and deep revision, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is to submit to all of the first book prizes and chapbook contests in fall 2021. Participants are encouraged to enroll for every session. New students must email [email protected] with a synopsis of your manuscript and ten pages of poetry before registering. Class is capped at 10 students.
Jennifer Franklin (AB Brown University, MFA Columbia University School of the Arts) is the author of two full collections, most recently No Small Gift (Four Way Books, 2018). Her third book, IF SOME GOD SHAKES YOUR HOUSE will be published by Four Way Books in 2023. Her poetry has been published widely in print and online including Blackbird, Boston Review, New England Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, JAMA, Love’s Executive Order, The Nation, Paris Review, Plume, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, Prairie Schooner, and Sixth Finch. Two poems from her forthcoming collection appear in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Poetry Review. www.jenniferfranklinpoet.com