Course Description

ONLINE: After the initial rush of inspiration, the poet begins the work of crafting, honing the poem through the process of revision. Yet, sometimes, because the poet is so close to their creation, what can be optimized may not always be seen. In this course, we will read and discuss our poems together, focusing on the strengths of the poems and also how they may be improved through revision. Playing a part in this are the opening and closing lines of the poem, music, how the poem appears on the page, and the images and compressions that pack a poem with meaning and depth. We will develop strategies for revisions, ones you can apply on your own after the course. Crafting revisions, many poets find, can become a satisfying practice. Students will submit their poems a full day before the class; the instructor will gather the pieces in one document to send to the class. She will also provide short notes to each student, with suggestions for crafting their poems. | Facilitated discussion, Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 12.

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Section Title
Taking Your Poems Up a Notch: Crafting Revisions
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Oct 05, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
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Virtual Classroom  
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Please note: Although all levels of experience are welcome, this is not an introduction to writing poetry.

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