Making Poems From The Way Poems Work With Carl Phillips

Phillips_Carl2A poem is not a car, but looking under a poem’s hood can be useful. Looking at five to six techniques as employed in the poems I’ll distribute during the week, we will use those techniques both as ways to generate new poems of our own, and as a way to revitalize and re-see drafts of poems-in-progress. By week’s end, we will have brought those poems-in-progress to completion or close to, and we will leave with new work, either finished or ready for revision. A handout of reading will be provided by the instructor at the first session. Please bring 17 copies of three poems-in-progress that you would like to work on for the week.