Make It New: Active Revision Virtual Poetry Class
Dates: 4 Tuesdays, January 18 - February 8
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Instructor: Rebecca Morgan Frank
In this 4-week workshop, we will explore a variety of revision strategies, including transitional drafts and generative revision exercises shaped to enliven language, sentence, and line. We will also explore hands-on strategies for discovering and strengthening the way our poems move.
This course will provide supplies for your revision toolbox, including a reading list of essays on revision; models of first to final drafts from a range of poets; and a variety of exercises you can continue to practice beyond the class.
Please bring working drafts of a few poems you aren’t afraid to disrupt and explore through class exercises. Come ready to write and to rethink not only your working drafts, but your approaches to revision.
Rebecca Morgan Frank is the author of four poetry collections, including the recent Oh You Robot Saints! (Carnegie Mellon, 2021), and Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry), finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her poems have appeared such
places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and The Kenyon Review.
Co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online literary journal Memorious, Morgan serves on the board of the National Book Critics Circle and teaches in both the MFA Program in Prose & Poetry at Northwestern University and the low-residency MFA program at OSU Cascades.