[VIRTUAL] Discovering Your Poem's True Intention: Inspiration and Revision

[VIRTUAL] Discovering Your Poem's True Intention: Inspiration and Revision

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Sarah Stern

When you begin working on a new poem, you often have an idea of what the poem will be about. But often the poem rebels and moves in a completely different direction. How do you know when to follow the poem's mind or your own? Each week, this workshop will look at contemporary poems that wrestle with this issue and others with a particular emphasis on the process of revision. You will then write your own poems with prompts and have the opportunity to share your work and receive feedback.
Beginning, emerging, and seasoned poets are welcome. This workshop is meant for those looking for an encouraging community of writers who wish to bring their writing to the next level.

Sarah Stern is the author of We Have Been Lucky in the Midst of Misfortune, But Today Is Different, and Another Word for Love. She is a recipient of 2019 and 2018 Pushcart Prize nominations and a five-time winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Poetry Award. She is on the faculty of New York Writers Workshop. Learn more at sarahstern.me.

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