Thursday, June 4, 2015

Return of the Visiting Poets: Celebrating Revision

Once again, my creative writing students were thrilled to welcome The Visiting Poets for more writing prompts, activities and advice about embracing the revision process. Favorite activities included the return of the "I Remember" prompt and playful "fan poems."

hard at work

Especially exciting was that Cahaley presented us with a beautiful finished copy of Issue One of Pelorus Press, the literary magazine she edits. Pelorus Press distinguishes itself from other literary magazines by including multiple drafts of a single poem along with comments by the author about his or her writing and revision process. The magazine aims to celebrate the art of revision and, as such, makes a wonderful teaching tool and offers a great message for students. Issue One features work by such celebrated poets as Donald Hall and Kristin Fogdall.

The magazine