The Long and the Short of It - Expansion & Distillation: A Poetry Workshop

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Andrea Cohen
Week 3: June 23 to June 28
ORIENTATION: June 23, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: June 24-28, 1-4pm
Discipline: Poetry
Open to All

On-site Housing Not Available
Workshop Description 

We’ll look at ways to simplify and add complexity to poems. And we’ll explore ways of deepening our poems, and leaving a door open for mystery and surprise. This will include looking at the work of a few poets who do this (effortlessly, it would seem); writing new poems; and workshoppng your poems.


Please bring 10 copies of two of your own poems that you have not been able to finish or get quite right.



Andrea Cohen's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Threepenny Review, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Her sixth poetry collection, Nightshade, will be published by Four Way Books in 2019. Recent books include Unfathoming and Furs Not Mine. Cohen directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA and the Writers House at Merrimack College.