This workshop will focus on how we establish, sustain and shift tone in our poems. We will look at each poem presented with an eye toward diction, punctuation, line, stanza, pacing, etc. and how these craft elements influence the realization of our poems. We will also look at handouts of poems during our week together and there will be some in-class writing. Participants will submit 5 poems not to exceed 10 pages total by email in a single word document, in advance of the workshop by December 20th at the latest. We may not discuss all five poems but you will be able to make a choice during the week.
Establishing, Sustaining & Shifting Poetic Tone: Revision With Martha Rhodes