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Saturday, September 9, 2017, Writers Circle Studio, Hayesville, NC
10:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Revising and Organizing a Poetry Book, with Richard Krawiec
Often the difference between a manuscript's acceptance for publication, or rejection, is decided by its organization. A poetry book needs to be organized, it has to begin with the first poem and move you on a journey through the last one.
It can be organized by theme, imagery, emotional development and other ways. In this workshop we will explore how to identify the best way to organize your poems, and others, so that editors will give your book submissions a fair reading. In looking at organization, we will also look at revision strategies, and ways to identify themes. Information on submitting to literary publishers will also be discussed. Students should bring ten poems to the class. If you don't have 10 poems that's okay - there will be samples available.
Richard Krawiec has published three books of poems, most recently Women Who Loved me Despite, Second Edition(Sable Books). His work appears in dozens of literary magazines, including New Orleans Review, Drunken Boat, Shenandoah, sou’wester, Dublin Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Spillway, North Dakota Quarterly, Blue Fifth Review, etc.
He has been nominated for Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net multiple times. In addition to poetry, he has published 2 novels, Time Sharing and Faith in What?, a story collection, And Fools of God, and 4 plays. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NC Arts Council(twice), and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
As founder of Jacar Press, a Community Active publishing company, www.jacarpress.com he publishes full-length collections, chapbooks, anthologies and an award-winning online magazine, One http://one.jacarpress.com/. A hands-on editor, he has worked to edit and organize chapbooks and collections by, among others, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Betty Adcock, Jaki Shelton Green, and Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar.