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From a Tinkering to the Overhaul: What We Do When We Revise the Poem with Fred Marchant
January 26 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124
In this one-day workshop we will consider what it means to revise a poem. Sometimes a poem arrives fully developed, and feels like a pure gift. Most of the time, however, the poem arrives bedraggled, partially there, but not fully realized. The poet senses this, and begins a process of revision. In our workshop we will look closely at that moment of revision, and try to derive some reliable ideas and guidelines about what one might do with a poem in need of revision. I would like you to bring 17 copies of ONE poem that in your bones you know needs revision. Our session will begin with a craft talk about revision in general, with examples from other writers. However, our focus for the day will be on your work and your own revision processes.