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Poetry Workshop: Hashtag Revision with Sheila Black

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


In this intermediate one-day workshop, explore different strategies for revising a poem and re-envisioning your work. We will look at strategies with language, experiments with form, ways to speed up and/or slow down a poem, what it means to put your poem “on a diet” and a whole range of approaches to telling a story within the frame of a poem.  One week ahead of the workshop, submit 1-3 poems you want to revise and let the fun begin! Done right, revision can be a hugely generative experience and a way of breaking new poetic boundaries.

Workshop cost includes a boxed lunch.

Participants, please submit 1-3 poems in one Word document or PDF with your name on each page by midnight, June 7, to Sheila Black at sblack@geminiink.org.


Sheila BlackSheila Black is the author of House of Bone, Love/Iraq (both CW Press), and Wen Kroy winner of the 2011 Orphic Prize in Poetry from Dream Horse Press. She is a co-editor with Jennifer Bartlett and Michael Northen of Beauty is a VerbThe New Poetry of Disability, (Cinco Puntos Press). She received a  2012 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, for which she was selected by Philip Levine. She lives in San Antonio, Texas where she directs Gemini Ink, a literary arts center.


June 10, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, 78205 United States
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