Finding Your Poem: An apocryphal story has a famous sculptor explaining how he makes a statue: “The figure is already there in the marble; I just chip away everything that’s not what I see.” How do we find our poems inside our writing? Where does a poem start or stop?
This year's workshop will explore specific ways to identify and then chip everything away that's not the poem, as well as to begin to polish it into a finished product. In the second half, we will focus on poem endings. Participants will have a chance during writing activities to edit their own work using the techniques provided. They will also have an opportunity to see their finished work published in the Federation of BC Writer’s WordWorks Online Magazine
Al Rempel’s books of poetry are Undiscovered Country, This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For, Understories, and three chapbooks: Deerness, Four Neat Holes and The Picket Fence Diaries. Rempel has another chapbook forthcoming from the Alfred Gustav Press called Behind the Bladed Green. His poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, and his video-poem collaborations have been screened internationally. Rempel has led a variety of poetry workshops centred on craft. He can be found at www.alrempel.com
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