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Year of Your Book: Poetry Wednesday, Fall Session #2 with Jennifer Franklin via Zoom
November 4, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm$370
NB: This a 6-week class meeting on Zoom on Wednesdays 12:30pm-3pm starting Wednesday November 4th and ending Wednesday December 16th . NO CLASS on Wednesday November 25th.
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 2020 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 2020. 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 February 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. Poems from her new book appear in the September/October issue of American Poetry Review. www.jenniferfranklinpoet.com