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Space Oddity: A Workshop on Radical Revision with Tina Cane (via Zoom)

July 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


SPACE ODDITY—a workshop Take your protein pills and put your helmet on… Plus bring some poems, scissors and a glue stick. Because we all need space. Because a poem is a place. Because the page is a field. Because there’s room enough for us to breathe some space into our work. To cut and paste. To erase and rearrange. To refresh our gaze. To reconsider. We will look at work by Stephane Mallarmé, Gaston Bachalard, Apollinaire, Anne Carson, Gary Snyder, Orlando White and others for inspiration, instruction and ideas. We will also look to each other, play with words, compose new work, rework poems old and new. We will consider space, how it operates in poetry and to what effect. We will expand or contract, reflect or refract—depending on our mood. We will use lots of paper and make a fine mess in our effort to explore. It’s time to leave the capsule, if you dare…

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom (Sunday, July 21, 12:30-2:30 PM ET) and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

All HVWC scholarship applications will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer/fall 2024 classes. 

Tina Cane serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island where she is the founder/director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. In her capacity as poet laureate, Cane has established her state’s first youth poetry ambassador program in partnership with Rhode Island Center for the Book, and has brought the Poetry-in-Motion program from the New York City Transit System to Rhode Island’s state-wide buses. Cane is the author of The Fifth Thought, Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, poems with art by Esther Solondz (Skillman Books, 2016), Once More With Feeling (Veliz Books 2017), Body of Work (Veliz Books, 2019), and Year of the Murder Hornet (Veliz Books, 2022). In 2016, Tina received the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry, from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She was also a 2020 Poet Laureate Fellow with the Academy of American Poets. Her debut novel-in-verse for young adults, Alma Presses Play (Penguin/Random House) was released in September 2021. Cane is also the creator/ curator of the distance reading series, Poetry is Bread, and the editor of Poetry is Bread: The Anthology (forthcoming from Nirala Press, 2023). Her second novel-in-verse for young readers, Are You Nobody Too? (Penguin/ Random House) will be published in summer 2024.


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Space Oddity (Tina Cane)
$ 130.00
14 available


July 21
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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