Inside Out: A Workshop on Deep Revision


Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This two-day poetry workshop will proceed from the assumption that “deep revision” is more than simply fixing a “problem” in a given poem. Whether the needed revision is large or small, what changes occur in the poem are likely the result of the writer expanding or otherwise altering her or his sense of the expressive possibilities for that poem. In other words, the most important revisions are likely to flow from and reflect developments deep within the writer’s own mind. Our workshop will as a group thus practice developing fresh ideas and new approaches to individual poems and to our poetry in general. To the first meeting, please bring 13 copies of two poems that you believe would benefit from this kind of deep revision. Be prepared to revise work overnight, and to bring the revision (s), and your new thoughts about the work, to the second day’s meeting and discussion.

Saturday and Sunday, 11/15/2014 – 11/16/2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fred Marchant

FRED MARCHANT has a new collection, The Day Later, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2016. He is also the author of four books of poetry, the most recent of which isThe Looking House from Graywolf Press in 2009. His first book, Tipping Point, has recently been reissued by The Word Works in a twentieth anniversary second edition. He is also the editor of Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947 and the co-translator (with Nguyen Ba Chung) of From a Corner of My Yard, by Tran Dang Khoa. An Emeritus Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston, Marchant is the Founding Director of Day One: The Suffolk University Poetry Project.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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$350 - Members
$380 - Non-Members

Presenter: Fred Marchant
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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