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Poetry & Memoir Writing Workshop: "Handling Your Obsessions and Getting Them Into Print"
Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 4:00pm

"Handling Your Obsessions and Getting Them Into Print," taught by Dan Kaplan, addresses the topic "How can you, as a poet, revisit the same subject effectively." Participants will study examples of contemporary poets' handling of recurring subjects in their work-considering both individual poems and the cumulative impact of a group of related poems. The participants will also learn how to submit a group of poems to literary magazines, what should and should not be included in a cover letter and how to present their work. Dan Kaplan is the former editor-in-chief of Black Warrior Review and the current editor of Del Sol Review. His poetry manuscript Bill's Formal Complaint was recently a finalist for the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry from Sarabande Books. Kaplan's poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Third Coast, Indiana Review, Quarterly West, and many other publications.

PSU, Neuberger Hall, Room 407, 724 S.W. Harrison

Cost: $50

The workshop is conducted by local authors and professionals in the field of publishing. The workshop is open to the public and preregistration is required.

For more information or to register for the workshops contact Sydney Thompson at 503-725-9422 or or visit