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This workshop is designed for students who are compiling a chapbook or book-length manuscript of poems.
In this course we will read each student’s manuscript as well as examples of completed manuscripts by published authors. In both instances, we will explore issues of order and cohesion. Specifically, we will examine how each individual poem and, indeed, how each line and word of each individual poem, speaks to other poems and how, in this manner, a collection becomes an organic, whole. We will also discuss issues of what to leave out, what, if anything, to leave in, as well as the question of quotes, notes, space, chapter, and title. We will also engage in generative writing exercises to assist in our manuscript reimaginings.
Students are chosen by Cynthia Cruz on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by Monday, January 18 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.
Class meets on Thursdays: Feb 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and Apr 1.
Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Cynthia Cruz is the author of Wunderkammer, How the End Begins, Dregs and Disquietude: Essays on Silence. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University.
Poetry Manuscript with Cynthia Cruz