The Art of the Remix: A Crash Course in Radical Revision with John Murillo

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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Wednesday, March 13th, 2024 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Meeting will take place in the Poetry Center's Alumni Room, Room 205; limit 12 students. SOLD OUT.

“Poetry,” writes Yusef Komunyakaa in his essay collection Blue Notes, “is an act of meditation and improvisation. And need is the motor that propels the words down the silent white space.” In this workshop, participants will consider various perspectives on the revision process and explore strategies for re-drafting poems-in-progress. While this class is open to poets of all levels of experience, those who stand to gain the most are those who’ve already amassed a sizeable body of work – poems, drafts, notes – with which they are, for the most part, dissatisfied and eager to improve. It is imperative that participants come with an open mind and a willingness to surprise themselves.