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Creating Your Book-Length Manuscript: Theme, Order, and Revision

Intermediate | We will explore the recurring images and motifs in your poems 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 collections by your favorite poets. Bring forty to fifty pages, including previously published poems.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Judith Skillman

Class Type: 8 Sessions

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Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 04/12/2021

No Class On: 5/31/2021

End Date: 06/07/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Judith Skillman

Judith Skillman is the recipient of awards from the Academy of American Poets and Artist Trust. Her recent collection is The Truth About Our American Births, Shanti Arts, 2020. Poems have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Zyzzyva, We Refugees, and other journals and anthologies. She is the author of Broken Lines—The Art & Craft of Poetry. For more, please visit judithskillman.com.

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