In this video, recorded at Poets Forum 2014 as part of the Chancellor Discussions—a series of intimate talks that examine issues central to poetry today—award-winning poet C. D. Wright discusses her approach to revision, which, she says, is an often an interchange between expression and discernment: "You have to have tremendous resistance to inhibition…and then you have to install your own inhibitors."

For more on revision, read Donald Hall's 1993 interview with Martin Lammon "Flying Revision's Flag."