Remix and Making Poems New – A Revision Workshop with DaMaris Hill

Eastern Time
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Registration is available through our partner The Shipman Agency. Please note that all class times are in Eastern Standard Time, not Arizona Time. 

1 Session: Wednesday, March 10
7:00-9:00PM EST
DaMaris Hill

DaMaris B. Hill, Ph.D, is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing (Bloomsbury, 2019), a searing and powerful narrative-in-verse that bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration. It was an Amazon #1 Best Seller in African American Poetry, and a Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title for the season. A scholar as well as writer, her other books are The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), and the chapbook, \Vi-zə-bəl\ \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures), (Mammoth Publications, 2015). Her work has appeared in African American Review, ESPNw, Sou’Wester, Sleet Magazine, American Studies Journal, Meridians, Shadowbox, Tidal Basin Review, Reverie, Tongues of the Ocean, Women in Judaism and numerous anthologies.

Workshop Session: Wednesday, March 10th, 7:00- 9:00 pm EST, $100

Do you have a dead poem? A piece of poem that seems flat and does not seem to meet your expectations of beauty or craft? Don’t throw that poem out; remix it. In this workshop, we will talk about how to analyze and revise poems. In this workshop, we will open by discussing our ideas about poetry, inspiration, and constraints. We will also debate the authenticity of categories associated within literary genres.   

I believe that good writing is “real”. Good writing is authentic. I also believe hybrid writing, the literary weirdo and misfit, is some of the best literary writing. We will discuss how to manipulate the genre constraints of poetry in order to create new writing from old work. In this workshop we will “remix” our poems. In this workshop your writing can be made new by revising the writing using ideas associated with hybrid writing and other genres.