Often, after writing a poem, we become a bit intoxicated by it. Our emotional investment in the developing drafts may blind us to the flaws and greater possibilities of what we have begun. This workshop will focus on revision, on the seeing again of poems. The goal is to sharpen our sense of works in progress, so that we might compose pieces that fully engage our audience. Everything is in play as a poem takes shape: subject, imagery, lineation, tone, duration, diction, and more. Each of these facets affects what and how a poem does what it does. With closer scrutiny, we can maximize the power of our choices. Participants should bring 2-3 poems to examine and revise.
Deja-Verse With Tim Seibles