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Break Your Poem 1-Day Intensive Zoom Workshop, Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
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$129.00

Break Your Poem 1-Day Intensive Zoom Workshop, Saturday, February 3rd, 2024


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Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

The class will meet via Zoom, 1:00PM - 5:00PM PST

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Taught by Lauren Davis, author of the forthcoming short story collection The Milk of Dead Mothers (YesYes Books) and the poetry collections Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press) and When I Drowned (Aldrich Press), and the chapbooks Each Wild Thing’s Consent (Poetry Wolf Press), and The Missing Ones (Winter Texts). She holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars.

Read an Interview with Lauren about Breaking Your Poems.

Cut the umbilical cord once you've birthed the poem and see what it can be without you imposing what you want it to be. Detach from the outcome and find the poem's hidden treasure.

Aggressive deconstruction and editing techniques allow writers to discover different layers, possibilities, and secrets hidden in their drafts. Many of these techniques will not contribute to the final draft of a poem, but they can become invaluable approaches for poets as they move forward with their craft. They are a new toolkit, a world of potential.

Students will receive a handout before the class begins, but it will not be required reading.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

We will begin with a few warm-up exercises, then we will move towards more aggressive techniques. Towards the end of the workshop, we will learn how to integrate the different results of these exercises.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

  • Apply aggressive editing techniques to first drafts.
  • Integrate results of different approaches to editing.
  • Investigate how resistance and risk can point us towards bigger breakthroughs.

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

This class meets via Zoom. Come prepared for an engaging class with live interaction on Zoom!

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Instructor: Lauren Davis

  • Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

  • 1:00PM - 5:00PM PST

  • Course is fully ONLINE.

Instructor Lauren Davis is the author of the forthcoming short story collection The Milk of Dead Mothers (YesYes Books), the poetry collection Home Beneath the Church (Fernwood Press) and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize short-listed When I Drowned (Kelsay Books), and the chapbooks Each Wild Thing’s Consent (Poetry Wolf Press) and The Missing Ones (Winter Texts). She holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars. She is a former Editor in Residence at The Puritan’s Town Crier, and she is the winner of the Landing Zone Magazine’s Flash Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in numerous literary publications and anthologies including Prairie Schooner, Spillway, Poet Lore, Ibbetson Street, Ninth Letter and elsewhere. Davis lives with her husband and two black cats on the Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian seaport community.