Level Three

Review the drafts of poems in your "Work in Progress" file and select three. Compose new drafts of each poem using no stanzas, many stanzas, formal and freestyle ones, end-stopped and run-on ones, midline breaks and stanza patterns. Add or delete lines as needed to make the new versions as polished as possible . . . and then compare. Make notations in your journal, describing what you have discovered about the stanza on your own and how you will apply those discoveries in future poems.

Chapter Eleven

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