Odyssey: Poetry Workshop on Techniques for Radical Revision

Learn how to perform triage on poems that just don't "click." Poems that have lurked about in notebooks, computers, and on scraps of paper in your desk drawer because there's still "something" there. In this class, various revision techniques will be presented, from the small tweak to the large shifts and "killing of the darlings," for participants to choose from as they revise five poems. The "failed" poem will also be addressed. Participants should bring an open mind and adventurous spirit and be willing to dissect and reassemble for the good of the poem and the learning opportunity the exercises provide. Be prepared for surprises and revelations!

919.304.01 Five sessions Wednesday, Oct. 15 to Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $165

JHU full-time faculty/staff pay $33 with 80% remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners pay $82.50 with 50% remission. Please note you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.