To “Sin Boldly” Strategies of Revision Poetry Revision Workshop October 20 ~Sleepy Hollow~

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Beginning with the premise that all writing is rewriting, we will “sin boldly,” as Martin Luther put it, as we explore various strategies of revision. These include: stress-testing a poem’s figurative language and the structural integrity of its metaphors, deploying antidotes to sentimentality and melodrama, and transforming a poem burdened to declare itself as “Poetry” into something individualized, fresh, and vital. Through close reading, exercises in editing, and workshopping your poems, we will be working toward a Poundian dynamic to “make it new.”


Location: Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow

DEAL: Viator: Take a writing vacation!

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