Instructors: Lorna Blake & Rebecca Foust
July 16 - 20
Monday - Friday
1 - 4pm
Poets often struggle with two big questions: how do I know when a poem is “finished” and how do I get my poems out into the world? This week we will focus on practical aspects of poetry revision and publication, including a broader concept of publication beyond traditional print and online options, getting organized so it is easy to find your poems, developing a personalized submission list, and tracking and managing submissions. Each day’s talk will be followed by a workshop with a particular emphasis on revision: both imaginative revision, including enrichment strategies, and classic revision, including compression, syntax improvement, consistency checks and other edits. Participants should bring twelve copies of an “unfinished” poem to the first meeting.
This workshop will be co-led by Lorna Knowles Blake, author of the poetry collections, Permanent Address (Ashland University Press) and Green Hill (forthcoming from Able Muse Press) and Rebecca Foust, author of five books of poetry, most recently Paradise Drive (Press 53).