Generating, Revising, Polishing: The Practice of Poetry Writing

Martine Bellen
with Martine Bellen
Date and Time: 
October 11, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
October 18, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
October 25, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
November 1, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
November 8, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
November 15, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
November 29, 2012 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Event Location: 
Conference Room
Admission: 
$295

Generating new work and revising it might be thought of as the in-breath and out-breath of poetry. And the gathering of poets—of all levels—supporting and challenging one another, is the workshop community in which poems can respire. In this workshop, students are encouraged to work on unfinished poems with writing exercises provided. Group critiquing will address the precision of language, rhythm, and form. The ease of writing poetry (like a series of breaths) will be cultivated.

Martine Bellen is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Vulnerability of Order; Tales of Muraski and Other Poems, which won the National Poetry Series; and Ghosts! A contributing editor of the literary journal Conjunctions, she has taught at Wesleyan and Bard.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Workshops, Master Classes and Residencies