Revision Practice for Poets [Elizabeth Austen]
Intermediate | Through in-class discussion and exercises, take-home assignments and reading, we’ll spend the first five weeks building craft skills including figurative language, music, diction, and the line. We’ll lean on and learn from the work of writers including Yusef Komunyakaa, Aracelis Girmay, Ellen Bass, Alice Oswald, and Li-Young Lee. The final three weeks will focus on revision strategies and workshopping participants’ poems. You’ll leave with new tools to ignite and sustain future poems, and a clearer sense of your own process.