Time And Time Again With David Baker

Together we’ll work on your poems inside and out, in our hands-on line-by-line discussion of three poems by each participant. To shape our conversation and study, submit two one-page poems and be ready to write a third poem during the week. Your first poem should be a poem that occurs in a single time and place. The second should be a poem that moves across different times and/or spaces, perhaps mixing or juxtaposing them. The third? That’ll be my surprise. I realize these categories are general or abstract; so don’t worry.  All week I’ll add exercises, prompts for writing, and strategies for revision, and I’ll offer plenty of poems as examples—old and contemporary, canonical and surprising. Participants will send 2 new poem drafts by email 10 days in advance of the first workshop.