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Revision is a sometimes intimidating but necessary part of the writing process. We are going to take the intimidation factor out, and put the safe space feedback support IN. We will look at your poems with fresh eyes, a re-vision. We will turn your poems over in our hearts, and ask questions. This workshop is for poets who have a group of poems that they’d like to take to the next level and prepare to send out for publication in a literary journal. Over the course of this three hour workshop, we will discuss the poems with care, helping poets to fully realize their poems for both content and form. This will be a group workshopping experience, with personal written feedback from the instructor included as well. Afterwards, participants will be given a list of possibilities and places to submit work including literary journals and magazines, contests for poems, chapbooks, and manuscripts. This will be a warm and communal space.
Please submit up to three poems in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Two poems will be chosen from your set for further exploration and cooperative revision.
Kai Coggin (she/her) is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Mining for Stardust (FlowerSong Press 2021) and INCANDESCENT (Sibling Rivalry Press 2019). She is a Master Naturalist, a queer woman of color who thinks Black Lives Matter, a K-12 Teaching Artist in poetry with the Arkansas Arts Council and Arkansas Learning Through the Arts, an Artist INC facilitator with the Mid-America Arts Alliance, and host of the longest running consecutive weekly open mic series in the country—Wednesday Night Poetry. Recently awarded the 2021 Governor’s Arts Award, named “Best Poet in Arkansas” by the Arkansas Times, and nominated for Arkansas State Poet Laureate and Hot Springs Woman of the Year, her fierce and powerful poetry has been nominated four times for The Pushcart Prize, as well as Bettering American Poetry 2015, and Best of the Net 2016, 2018, 2021— awarded in 2022. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Best of the Net, Cultural Weekly, SOLSTICE, Bellevue Literary Review, TAB, Entropy, SWWIM, Split This Rock, Sinister Wisdom, Lavender Review, Tupelo Press, and elsewhere. Coggin is Associate Editor at The Rise Up Review, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Writing Guild. She lives with her wife and their two adorable dogs in the valley of a small mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.