Revising & Generating, Creating New from the Old: A Poetry Workshop
Our workshop will focus on participants’ poems with an eye to revision, primarily. We’ll discuss strategies that can be employed to both bring the poem to fuller realization, as well as ways that we can discover alternative possibilities for the poem. So, we will explore both “conventional” and more radical approaches to revision. There will be assignments and prompts to help with this process that you can bring to workshop or keep for yourself; there will be handouts of a wide range of poems for you to examine and, depending on the workshop size, discuss each morning.
Martha Rhodes is author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (2017, University of Pittsburgh. As director of Four Way Books, she has published such authors as Reginald Dwayne Betts, Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Yona Harvey, John Murillo, and Gregory Pardlo. She teaches in the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in NYC.