Visiting Author Series: Revision, Revision, Revision—An Advanced Poetry Workshop with Sawnie Morris

$120.00 Members
$140.00 Non-members

"What we see, we see, and seeing is changing," wrote Adrienne Rich. The poet Brenda Hillman has said that she revises her poems by hand as much as 100 times before transcribing them to the computer. Allen Ginsberg sang in praise of "first thoughts, best thoughts." Ezra Pound revised T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" to such a degree that the resulting poem approximates collaboration. Where on the continuum of revision do our poems exist? Whom do we trust, if anyone, to be our Pound? We'll explore at least 5-7 transformative approaches to revision, plus we'll have fun! Bring a fresh poem, a frustrated poem, and one question in relation to each, as well as a laptop, if you have one.

Instructor: Sawnie Morris Learn More


Feb 24, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm