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Writers' Reel: Harryette Mullen's 11 Tips on Tackling Revision in Poetry

Harryette Mullen, a 2013 Emerging Voices Fellowship mentor, discusses her method of revising her pieces of work. Our favorite tip includes reading your work aloud. "I might go one round just looking for the rhythm," she says. "Reading it aloud. Hearing where the stumbles are." Her latest poetry collection, Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, is a Los Angeles Times top pick.