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Master Class with Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Oct 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Friday, October 28, 6:00-8:30pm
Saturday, October 29, 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, October 30, 12:00-4:00pm.

“OK. WAIT. LET ME rephrase this!”
(A Workshop and Class on Revision)

The focus of this workshop will be on revision: how can we acquire the tools we need to revise our poems on our own? Many aspiring and even experienced poets find it challenging to revise on their own, without the help of a workshop or mentor.

Participants will learn how to strengthen and hone their revision skills which will — systematically, individually and in depth — address all the elements of a poem: form, syntax, tone, metaphor, images, line-breaks, opening and closings, to name a few.

This will be a class as well as a workshop. Our aim will be at how attentively, specifically & generously we can help a poem achieve its full potential.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants. Please bring about 15 index cards, a notebook, your sense of humor, and two or three poems that really need work. Please also bring two poems you particularly love – not written by you and no longer than 1 ½ page max, please.

Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, and Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Her third poetry collection, A New Hunger, was selected by the American Library Association as a Notable Book for 2008. She is also an anthologist, translator, editor, and consultant.

Application deadline: October 7

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Admission $495 Sponsored By Poets House


Oct 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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