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Laure-Anne Bosselaar


Working toward a publishable draft of an original poem

1:00-3:30 PM
RM 270

Craft Classes & Revision Tricks

Each day we will start by an indepth craft class in which we will look at poems in which a specific aspect of craft is used to great effect, and we’ll discuss that in group. We will also workshop participants’ poems — on a first come, first serve basis. I will offer some useful revision tricks as well.  Bring your love for poetry, your sense of humor, one poem (12 copies) that needs help, and TLC — you’ll get it all in this workshop! 


Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog and WolfSmall Gods of Grief which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry for 2001, and of A New Hunger, an ALA Notable Book. Her chapbook, Rooms Remembered, was published by Sungold Editions in 2018, and her latest collection, These Many Rooms is out from Four Way Books (2019). Her poetry was featured on Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day,” and in reviews such as Orion, Georgia Review, Ploughshares and Harvard Review. Garrison Keillor chose four of her poems for NPR’s “A Writer’s Almanac.” With her husband Kurt Brown, she translated a book by Flemish poet, Herman de Coninck: The Plural of Happiness.  A Pushcart Prize recipient, and the editor of four anthologies, she taught at Emerson College, Sarah Lawrence College, UCSB, and teaches at the Solstice Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program in Boston.