Assembling the Manuscript [Tess Taylor]
Registration for this class will close on April 30th.
Advanced | As poets, how do we put books together? What does it mean to move from writing good poems to weaving and assembling an entire book? How do poets listen to the specific calls of the muse toward disparate verses and also keep an eye on the wider shape of a possible emergent volume? If you have poems but don’t know how to find the book inside them, this class is for you. We will read several collections to understand their logics of assembly, do strategic writing to fill out our collections, generate new material, edit what we have, and collect strategies for aligning our own poems.