Strategies for Radical Revision

This workshop will present ways to think of revision as a generative process and will provide strategies for mining, re-ordering, and re-entering both early and late drafts. This is a very hands-on practical class for poets who find themselves feeling stopped, blocked, too easily—or never—satisfied. Please bring two copies of two poems/texts you’re interested in working on.

Catherine Barnett is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and a Pushcart. Her book, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, won the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award and was published in 2004 by Alice James Books. Barnett has taught at Barnard, the New School, and NYU, where she was honored with an Outstanding Service Award. She has worked as a magazine editor and now works as a freelance editor of poetry and poets’ prose. She has taught craft classes at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the NYU Writers Workshops in Paris, and at the Emerging Writers Festival at Franklin & Marshall College. photo by Christine Krikliwy