This primarily generative workshop will use selected poems by this year’s festival faculty and special guest poet as inspiration, models, and guides for our own writing. What we have at hand (in person!) during the festival week is already inspiring. This workshop will go further. We will look closely at each poem to divine craft elements such as structure and strategy, diction and rhythm, sound and pattern, subject and style. Bring a notepad, journal or laptop and be prepared to come away with some freshly minted drafts. In addition, please send to me, in advance, two of your existing poems, still in need of work, for discussion in class as time permits. Bring 17 copies of each to the workshop.