Turning Rejected Poems into Acceptances
Genres: Poetry, The Writing Life
Open to all levels
In this workshop, writers will take a close look at the revision and submission process in poetry and prose poetry. We will look closely at such elements of revision as condensed language, musicality, titles, line breaks, and form, among others. We will also look at submission strategies, rejection rates, taking breaks, and understanding that not all rejections mean the work is bad. Writers will be encouraged to submit one revised poem per week to the instructor for feedback.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- Feedback in class: Instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class:
- Optional writing or reading outside of class.
- 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
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Jose Hernandez Diaz
Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Go to josehernandezdiaz.com for more information or follow Jose @josehernandezdz.
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