Writing, Reading, Re-Thinking Poems
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 11 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.
Gail Mazur is the author of 8 books of poetry, including Forbidden City, Figures in a Landscape, Zeppo’s First Wife (2006 Massachusetts Book Award, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize), They Can’t Take That Away from Me (finalist for the National Book Award) and Land’s End: New & Selected Poems, forthcoming 2019. She lives in Provincetown and Cambridge, Massachusetts where she is founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series.