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.
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This Year's Festival Lineup includes:
Save the dates! January 20-25, 2020 in Delray Beach. Complete details coming soon Read more >
The festival welcomes Joy Harjo to the festival as our Special Guest. She will be interviewed with Laure-Anne Bosselaar and will deliver the annual Thomas Lux Memorial Reading following the festival gala. Read more >
The festival Poet At Large will appear for a special evening reading on Friday, January 24th, and also present to high school students throughout Palm Beach County during festival week. This year’s Poet At Large ... Read more >