During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and critique students’ poetry with an eye to revision. Students will work towards preparing a final manuscript of approximately 16 pages.
The workshop will explore aspects of technique such as diction, syntax, the line, and the symbol, as well as various structures for the poem. The creative process, approaches to revision, and issues of accessibility will also be discussed. Class assignments which are affiliated with discussion topics are given.
Emphasis is placed on a respectful attitude towards the work of others. However, students are also expected to provide evaluative critiques which will help workshop colleagues revise as well as help sharpen students’ own self-criticism skills.
For further details on this course, request the course outline from Professor Tregebov.