Rad Revision: Strategies in Poetry to Surprise + Delight

This intensive will guide students through exciting and playful strategies to revise poems. Revising (not necessarily editing) can be one of the most rewarding parts of writing poetry. We can learn strategies that help us open up, follow sound, form, or a repetition in a new way, break the original content or order, and lead us toward surprises in our own work. This can feel like magic, but to get there, we gotta let go, just a little bit. This class will give you tools to do just that.

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About the Instructor

Tara Burke

Tara Shea Burke is a queer poet from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia who teaches writing and poetry at VCU and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Her poetry has recently been published in Screen Door Review, Shenandoah, Southern Humanities Review, Khôra, and several anthologies. She’s interested in layering forms and materials, crocheting little dog bandanas, and pushing film photos printed in a dark room through a letterpress to create a visual, material poetics of the body she can live by.


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Rad Revision: Strategies in Poetry to Surprise + Delight

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Class Details
October 201 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $55.00
Member Tuition: $49.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Tara Burke
Level: All Levels