Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Story Poem:
so they fought over leftovers
& other things that didn’t matter
like flowers & three-leaf clovers
& they fought over leftovers
as if they were hopeless lovers
distracted by useless chatter–
still they fight over leftovers
& trivial things that don’t matter
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He used to write stories in college.
Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.