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Saturday, April 30 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cycles and Series: Identifying Themes and Threads in Your Work FULL

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The journey to a chapbook or full collection starts with identifying themes, obsessions, habits, and fascinations. At times, one single poem does not capture the full complexity or impact of its spark. This workshop will examine key strategies to maximize connection and continuity among a group of poems, leading towards the goal of publication. Reviewing a body of one’s work is to consider what Miriam Sagan suggests as obsessive themes each poet possesses, or recurring inspirations and considerations, the frequent image that returns and returns. In group discussion, participants will develop methods for grouping poems, building cycles that are linked in some manner, and fully supporting the work to meet its own potential, creating a foundation for examining their work as not just a bunch of poems but an inter-related “community” of language and form to deliver to the reader.

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Georgia Popoff

Georgia A. Popoff, is an educator, arts-in-education specialist, Comstock Review senior editor, Downtown Writers Center Workshops Coordinator and faculty member with two poetry collections and coauthor of a book for teachers on poetry in K-12 classrooms. Her fourth book is forthcoming... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Charter School 4 Museum Place Mall, 2nd Fl, Salem, MA 01970