Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate, is teaching a 10-week workshop at The Attic on the process of revision in poetry. In this workshop, students use participants’ poems to explore the possibilities offered by revision. Tone, voice, trope, line integrity, and dramatic strategy are included.
“A wonderful poem seems inevitable, virtually artless—as if each word, each word-order, each line, could never have been anything other than what it is. But chances are the poet did a fair amount of adding and subtracting, shuffling and fine-tuning, before the poem reached its final form.”
The workshop is held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 17. Register for the $404 course at The Attic Institute.