Poetry Workshop

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All are welcome to participate! Be sure to read, print, and make comments in advance on the three poems to be workshopped.

Workshop Agenda:

1) If anyone took the take-home challenge from the last workshop, we'll share those pieces and briefly discuss them.
2) Three participants will each have a poem workshopped by the group.
2) We'll discuss examples of found poems, including Robin Coste Lewis' book, Voyage of the Sable Venus, and Friedericke Mayröcker's book, with each clouded peak, two very different works which use found and gathered words, respectively. If you've composed a poem from found or gathered texts or words, feel free to bring it in; if there is enough time you will be welcome to read it.

Voluntary take-home challenge:
Try your luck - draw a source out of a hat and create a found poem using only texts found in or generated from that source. Sources will include but not be limited to: a single Wikipedia page, a single article or op-ed, a shopping catalog, a vintage TV commercial, the short bio of a public figure you admire, an academic paper, an instruction manual for a machine, a single chapter of a textbook, what you hear out of the mouth of a child or children, or what you overhear while sitting in a cafe or other public space.

Reading materials can be found here (http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/files/).

Want to submit a request to have your work discussed or find out which writers are up for discussion at this workshop? Check our schedule (http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/burlington/).

New to the workshop? Read this guide (http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/how-to-participate/).

Want to give good feedback? Read this article (http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/2014/08/08/on-giving-feedback/).

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Leader: Elisabeth Blair