Take my 3-week Poetry Workshop April 22 - May, 6 2015

Poets: Get Out of Your Own Heads / A Workshop with A.V. Christie

Take my 2-day Master Class at the 2014 Philadelphia Writers’ Conference


9:30 - 10:30a.m

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014 


“Poetry as a Field of Action”


Taking William Carlos Williams’ idea of the poem in action, we’ll look carefully at and listen carefully to what our poem drafts are already telling us about the poem’s driving force and momentum.  The poem is always giving us hints about how it wants to be written, hints about how it wants to move.  Using published examples as well as student work, we’ll attempt to apprehend each poem’s action and leanings and explore ways to heighten the energy, whether by using provocative fragments, compelling juxtapositions, form, or dynamic and disparate imagery.  Learn the ways in which the poem so often is telling you how it wants to behave.


Visit the Conference's Web-page:  pwcwriters.org