Workshop: Revising Your Poetry with Cathryn Hankla
Have you written some poems and are wondering now what? Are you interested in learning strategies for revision?
Cathryn Hankla of Hollins University will lead a virtual workshop on revising your poetry Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 - 8 pm. The session will also cover preparing your poems for submission to journals for publication.
What’s the difference between revision and copyediting? What is revision anyway, and how does it dffer from editing? If you know your poems could be better somehow, but you don’t know what to do next, you need some strategies. This session will look at examples, and discuss line tension, specfic detail, use of space and stanzas, concision, and phrasing for sound and impact.
Hankla is the author of nine collections of poetry including Galaxies and Great Bear, with her tenth collection, Not Xanadu forthcoming. Her poetry encompasses prose poetry and formal poetry. Her prose works include the memoir, Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home and four works of fiction (novels and stories). A professor in the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University for over three decades, she also edits poetry for The Hollins Critic.