Creating Your Book-Length Manuscript: Theme, Order, and Revision (ZOOM) [Judith Skillman]
Intermediate/Advanced | We will explore the recurring images and motifs in your poems, looking toward the development of a chapbook or book-length manuscript. Order is more than merely a device or afterthought of one’s work. The instructor will provide exercises and strategies to find umbrella themes, write new material, develop existing personae, and delete chaff with the goal of finding your unique voice. We’ll utilize peer review and study of books by your favorite poets. Bring fifty pages, including previously published poems.