Poetry Workshop

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All are welcome to participate - please be sure to RSVP here on Meetup.com. You'll also need to read, print, and make comments in advance on the three poems to be workshopped. Those reading materials can be found here: http://burlingtonwritersworkshop.com/files/

1) Three participants will each have a poem workshopped by the group.
2) We’ll focus in on one specific form, the Golden Shovel, and look at examples by Terrance Hayes and others. The Golden Shovel is a form that involves using a line (or lines) from a poem you admire. You use each word in the line (or lines) as an end word in your poem, you keep the end words in order, and you give credit to the poet who originally wrote the line (or lines).
3) If anyone took the take-home challenge from the last workshop, we'll share those pieces and briefly discuss them.

Voluntary take-home challenge:
Write a Golden Shovel poem, taking inspiration from our discussion and the small packet of examples you will be able to take home with you.

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