Revising & Generating: A Poetry Workshop

Revising & Generating: A Poetry Workshop

Martha Rhodes
Week 8: July 29 to August 3
ORIENTATION: July 29, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 30-August 3, 9am-Noon
TUITION: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

We often think of revising as a separate act from generating a poem. This workshop will focus on how revision can be an act of generating new, vibrant work. We'll look at poems that participants bring in with an eye to "conventional" revision as well as a more radical approach and we'll also look at new work during the week. I'll offer prompts and exercises to be done in class and during the evenings. This workshop is geared toward writers who want to learn to move around in their poems-- who are truly willing to look not only at where the poem is going, but where it might go.

Biography

Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (2017 University of Pittsburgh Press). She teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the director of Four Way Books in NYC.