4.11.2005

Where the Boys Will Be

D. A. POWELL
Poetry Workshop: Vision and Revision
June 26-July 1
(1pm-4pm)


The drafting process is not merely editing, it is a way of re-seeing
and re-shaping the material of the poem. Often, the poem can end up
revealing an entirely new subject that's present within its language;
the poet's task is to unmask that subject and to strengthen it through
diction, syntax and line. In this course, we'll work with early drafts
and notebooks, revising and transforming the work in several ways to
discover the most urgent utterance of the poem. Writers should bring
eleven copies of at least three draft poems, as well as their writing
notebooks.

D. A. POWELL is the author of three books, the most recent of
which,Cocktails (Graywolf, 2004), was a finalist for the National Book
Critics' Circle Award and the Lambda Book Award. He is the recipient
of awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of
America and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Pushcart
Prize. A professor of English at University of San Francisco, Powell
has taught previously at Columbia University, Harvard, University of
Iowa and Sonoma State University.

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1 comment:

  1. I might be the only girl-type person in that workshop, huh? :) (I registered for it in January! It sounds like exactly what I need. Plus, I adore P-town.)

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