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The Long and Short of It: Expansion And Distillation – FINE ARTS WORK CENTER in Provincetown
Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Andrea Cohen The Long and Short of It: Expansion And Distillation July 31 to August 5, 2022 Tuition: $800.00 Workshop: 1 PM - 4 PM Discipline: Poetry OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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We’ll look at ways to simplify and add complexity to poems. And we’ll explore ways of deepening our poems, and leaving a door open for mystery and surprise. This will include looking at the work of a few poets who do this (effortlessly, it would seem); writing new poems; and workshopping poems that you feel are still under construction.

Please bring 3-4 of your own poems that you have not been able to finish or get quite right. Bring 11 copies of each to class.


Andrea Cohen is the author of seven collections of poetry, including, most recently, Everything and Nightshade. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and several residencies at MacDowell, she directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.