Wait… Let Me Rephrase This With Laure-Anne Bosselaar

This very inter-active workshop will focus on revision and techniques: how can we acquire the tools we need to revise poems on our own? Many aspiring and even experienced poets find it challenging to revise their work without the help of a workshop group or mentor. Participants will learn how to strengthen and sharpen their revision skills which will — systematically and in depth — address the craft elements of a poem: form, syntax, tone, metaphor, images, line-breaks, titles, closure, etc. I will also offer prompts and exercises. Please bring three poems of yours that need help, that you feel are ’stuck’, and don’t work (yet!), a poem you wrote that you are proud of, and one of your favorite poems written by another poet (famous, unknown, published in book-form or not).  Bring 17 copies of everything.