Bates | Workshop for Feedback on One Poem

Gabrielle Bates


In this workshop, we will push ourselves to articulate descriptive—rather than evaluative—feedback, focusing on the relationship between content and form, specific craft elements, and potential connections to literary lineages and traditions. Our goal will be to empower revisions that honor authorial individuality and ambition, while also providing poets with insight into how their work might activate more aliveness and resonance. Best for writers who crave a rigorous and joyful engagement with poems! **Students will send two poems to the instructor ahead of class, and the instructor will choose one poem per person for the class to discuss.**