During this workshop, students 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 20 pages.
The workshop will explore aspects of technique such as pronoun use, diction, syntax, the line, and various structures for the poem including some of the traditional forms. Other topics of discussion will include the creative process, approaches to revision, and the pragmatics of getting published. Revision exercises affiliated with discussion topics will be given periodically.
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.