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Sunday, May 3 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Endings: When is Enough? FULL

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Endings: When is Enough?
That’s all, folks! If only it were that easy. But the end of a poem needs to resonate with the entire poem, not just wrap it up. It can comment on the poem or lift it to a new meaning. It can leave the reader or listener laughing or suddenly somber. How do you write an ending that peels out of the driveway like a doomed lover? That drifts down like fog or gives a final firecracker pop? In this workshop we will look at different kinds of endings and how they make the meaning and mood of the poem. You will learn prompts that will help you revise endings. Bring one of your poems to read and we will workshop it just for the ending. The End.

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Dawn Paul

Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty, Montserrat College of Art
Dawn Paul teaches writing and interdisciplinary studies at Montserrat College of Art. She is the author of two novels, The Country of Loneliness and Still River. Her poetry has been published most recently in the Nassau Review and the Lindenwood Review. Dawn has an MFA from Goddard College and has been a writing resident at the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, the Spring Creek Project and the Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor... Read More →
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Cindy Veach

Cindy Veach has taught poetry at the University of Oregon, where she received an MFA, and in the Oregon Poets in the Schools Program. She was an assistant editor at Northwest Review. Her poems have appeared most recently in Poet Lore, The Journal, The North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and others. She was a finalist for the Ann Stanford Poetry Prize and received an honorable mention in the... Read More →

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Dawn Paul

Writing/Interdisciplinary Faculty, Montserrat College of Art
Dawn Paul teaches writing and interdisciplinary studies at Montserrat College of Art. She is the author of two novels, The Country of Loneliness and Still River. Her poetry has been published most recently in the Nassau Review and the Lindenwood Review. Dawn has an MFA from Goddard College and has been a writing resident at the Vermont Studio Center, the Ragdale Foundation, the Spring Creek Project and the Whiteley Center at Friday Harbor... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
PEM Studio 2

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Waitlist (18)