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Revision Practice for Poets

Intermediate | Through in-class discussion and exercises, take-home assignments and reading, we’ll spend the first five weeks building craft skills including figurative language, music, diction, and the line. We’ll lean on and learn from the work of writers including Yusef Komunyakaa, Aracelis Girmay, Ellen Bass, Alice Oswald, and Li-Young Lee. The final three weeks will focus on revision strategies and workshopping participants’ poems. You’ll leave with new tools to ignite and sustain future poems, and a clearer sense of your own process.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Elizabeth Austen

Class Type: 8 Sessions


Start Date: 04/15/2021

No Class On: 05/06/2021

End Date: 06/10/2021

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Elizabeth Austen

Elizabeth Austen traveled the state as Washington’s poet laureate for 2014-16, and is the author of Every Dress a Decision, which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and is now in its fourth printing. New poems are forthcoming in New England Review and Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry at Antioch University Los Angeles, and is an alumna of Hedgebrook and the Jack Straw Writers program.

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