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Down to the Bone Gristle: Exercises in Revision & Editing

poet Tara Betts, Poetry NYC, Poetry Workshops
with Tara Betts
Date and Time: 
June 12, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
June 19, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
June 26, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
July 10, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
July 17, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
July 24, 2013 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Event Location: 
Conference Room

Students in this workshop will participate in various writing exercises that will encourage them to pare down the excess often accumulated in early drafts. Participants will discuss different strategies of avoiding redundancies and excess words along with reviewing drafts by notable poets.

Tara Betts is the author of the book Arc and Hue. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University, a Cave Canem fellow, and taught creative writing at Rutgers University. Her work has appeared most recently in Bellevue Literary Review, Court Green, RHINO, Saul Williams’ CHORUS: A Literary Mixtape, and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry.

Class Registration Guidelines
Open to all; no applications needed but registration is required; call (212) 431-7920 x2832 or email

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