Radical Revision

Radical Revision

Take some radical steps in your writing practice and set a temporarily stuck poem free

Revising a poem is often thought of as an act; but what would happen if we thought of it as a practice? In this one-day workshop we will focus on the the practice and craft of revision, asking what it means in our own writing lives, how this can change, and how revision can be a place of wonderment and exploration, instead of simply clarification. Please bring one double-spaced copy (no longer than two pages) of a recent or stuck poem and get ready to examine the exciting craft of radical revision, under the expert eye of US-poet and editor Matthew Dickman.

Saturday 9 November, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

A 10% discount is available to residents local to the Poetry School (anyone currently living in Rotherhithe, Riverside, Surrey Docks, South Bermondsey, Grange or Livesey).
Please contact administration@poetryschool.com for further information.
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Matthew Dickman is the author of five books of poems including All-American Poem, Mayakovsky’s Revolver, and Wonderland. He is poetry editor-at-large for Tin House Books and lives with his family in London.

‘The Write Ahead workshop demystified what might happen on a poetry course. I would now consider investing in a poetry course. Thanks!’

– Spring 2019 survey response

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