Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems

Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems

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Gail Mazur
Week 6: July 15 to July 20
ORIENTATION: July 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 16-20, 9am-Noon
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

Workshop Description 

We will spend the week looking at the work of three poets, which will be waiting for you in Provincetown, and looking together at poems by the participants. Often the best and most surprising inspirations for revision and for new poems come from looking and reading. Together we’ll give ourselves a figurative shake or two, and see what new directions our poems take us in.

Please bring copies of 2 or 3 of your own poems you would like to discuss. And also bring 1 poem you have recently read and liked.  (Number of copies announced two weeks prior to workshop start date.)


Gail Mazur’s seventh collection is Forbidden City (2016). Previous collections include Figures in a LandscapeZeppo’s First WifeNew & Selected Poems, winner of the 2006 Massachusetts Book Award, and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and They Can’t Take That Away from Me, finalist for the National Book Award. She is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College and Founding Director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge.