If you're a poet living in #LiteraryDallas we're excited to offer Poetry II: The Craft of Revision. This is a 6-week poetry workshop led by Sebastian H. Paramo that begins on May 17th. Bring your poems!
This workshop will focus on one of the more important skills in writing: revision. We will go beyond taking out a line or changing a word and focus on revising with an eye for finding new openings in the poems we get stuck on. We will employ rules to force ourselves to be creative and break free. Workshops will be anchored by poems written by established writers and those by contemporary poets experimenting with form. We will read essays on craft and a few poems each week to steady our discussions. Our pieces will focus on finding their best form and way of retelling what we want to say. Students will be required to bring in three poems to revise, and our final class will focus on preparing a revised piece for submission.
Each writer will have five opportunities over the course to have their work critiqued. Students will be expected to provide written feedback that is respectful and constructive for the writer and supports their vision and voice. A private conference with the instructor is included.
For more information on the class or to register, click on the photo above!