Developing Your Manuscript: A Master Class in Poetry

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Facilitator: Pauletta Hansel
Dates: February 10 – March 6, 2020
Genre: Poetry
Class Size: 5

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Session Description

In this workshop poets will begin the work to develop an existing group of poems into a unified collection, be that a chapbook or chapter or “skeleton” of a larger manuscript. Exercises and workshop will be geared toward bringing poems into a strong relationship with each to create a cohesive whole, as well as strengthening existing individual poems and generating new ones. A 15-20 poem manuscript is our final project. This workshop is a master class and is limited to five students.

Author Bio

Pauletta Hansel is author of six poetry collections, including Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017), winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry book. Her poems and prose have been featured in publications such as Atlanta Review, The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry and Verse Daily. She is co-editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. From 2016-2018, she was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate.