Master Workshop in Poetry [David Wagoner]
Advanced. The aim of this poetry workshop will be to help the students, regardless of age or previous experience, work toward writing the best poems they can write. The instructor will offer examples from poetry of the past and present and will ask the students to bring some examples from their own reading, but the main work will be critiquing each other’s poems. The instructor will try to help reinforce the connections between sound, rhythm, and meaning and will make a number of suggestions about working methods, revision, and self-criticism.