Leaving the Doors Open: Editing Tricks for the Stuck Poem
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Level: Advanced
• Regular: $70.00
• Member: $63.00
• Low-Income: $49.00
Many poems, as they move toward a "finished" state, become shut-down in their quest for perfection. They become rigid, fixed, unyielding, and anemic. But there's hope!
In this class, we will look at formal techniques—dynamic enjambment, approaches to punctuation, patterning tools—that help break open the poem and give it new life. We will reawaken the potential of older work and write new poems that seek to engage the generous reader. Bring two stuck poems that you still believe in.