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Do you ever find yourself wondering if and when your poem/s will actually be finished? You’ve done all the work to get the words down, but they are floating aimlessly in limbo with unsolved issues and no title. How do you even choose a title?? I feel you!! In this workshop we will explore the mindset of “finishing” a poem and when to call it done. You will learn how to effectively use line breaks, how to find a powerful ending to your poem, some tips on how to pin down a title, and other revision techniques and lenses we can employ when taking a working draft into the final stages of a finished poem. RE: VISION is intended for all skill levels and poetic styles.
*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time
Grade: Grades 9-12
Duration: 2 sessions
Start Date: 03/13/2021
End Date: 03/20/2021
Days of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Maximum Class Size: 15
Matt Gano is a Seattle based poet, MC, and Teaching Artist currently writing, recording, and performing
as, “ENTENDRES.” He is author of “Suits for the Swarm,” a poetry collection from MoonPath Press, co-founder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program, and was the principle bricklayer/Program Director of Abbey Arts' NEXT STAGE program - a career training program
for emerging artists. He works as a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts and Lectures: Writers in the Schools program, and as a guest teaching artist for the Skagit River Poetry Foundation.
Gano made waves nationally as a spoken
word poet and Slam champion in the early 2000’s while representing Seattle multiple years at the National Poetry Slam. With a voice rooted in and born of 90’s hiphop, Gano studied and built his craft in a rising era of the Seattle poetry and hiphop scene. Performing
and writing alongside poets, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Tara Hardy, Iyeoka Okoawo, and many others, he completed multiple tours across the United States as a featured artist performing poetry on some of the world’s most legendary stages.