Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown

2023 Summer Workshops

Rebecca Gayle Howell Into the Song’s Air: A Poetry Workshop August 5 to August 10, 2018 Tuition: $600 Workshop: 1-4pm Discipline: Poetry OPEN TO ALL On-site Housing Available

This workshop is part of our 3rd Annual Poetry Festival.

This week-long revision intensive invites poets to consider more closely the power of pushing out the boundaries of the English sentence. Reading, across genres, masters of the ecstatic–James Agee, Gwendolyn Brooks, Cormac McCarthy, Dickinson, Melville, Ross Gay, C.K. Williams, Joy Williams–we will combine linguistic and creative craft study to engage our own existing drafts in new ways. Together, we will revise, not in resented necessity, but as fresh and generative practice.

Please bring with you at least five poems that you hope to push off the page and into the song’s air.


Rebecca Gayle Howell's most recent book is American Purgatory, which was selected by Don Share for the 2016 Sexton Prize and named a must-read collection by both The Millions and the Courier-Journal. Howell's honors include fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Since 2014, she has edited poetry for the Oxford American.