From Title to Closure: Practical & Magical Vision & Revision

From Title to Closure: Practical & Magical Vision & Revision

Kimiko Hahn
Week 2: June 18 to June 23
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All
Registration Open
Registration Open: 3 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

Titles and endings are just plain difficult. Good ones often feel more like good luck rather than a spirited commingling of heart and head.  How to revise without destroying the vision?  How to explore where the poem wants to go and begin to follow those filaments? We will begin with poems you have already written and discuss a range of dynamic revision practices. We will also use generative writing prompts to explore new drafts and the processes to closure. Titles will spring from all of the above and add another dimension to the whole. Through these approaches to revision, a good poem can turn into a moving poem. A generative workshop with crafting skills.

Biography

KIMIKO HAHN is the author of nine collections of poetry, including Brain Fever and Toxic Flora. Both of these were triggered by fields of science in the same way previous work was triggered by Asian American identity, women's issues, black lung disease, and personal grief.  She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY and is President of the Board, The Poetry Society of America.