Making Poems from Poetry

Making Poems from Poetry

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Carl Phillips
Week 10: August 12 to August 17
ORIENTATION: August 12, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: August 13-17, 9am-Noon
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

In this workshop, we will look at strategies used in poems provided by the instructor, and we will use those strategies both as devices for generating new work and as lenses through which to re-see and revise work that has stalled. You should except to have produced at least threee poems or short drafts for them, by week's end. 

Please bring with you two examples of poems (of your own) that you have not been able to finish or get quite right. 


Carl Phillips is the author of 14 books of poetry, most recently Wild is the Wind (2018). HIs honors include the PEN Center USA Poetry Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.