Poetic Voice :: 4/13/18

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Poetic Voice :: 4/13/18

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WORKSHOP LEADER: Brigid Yuknavitch

FACILITATED BY: Zinn Adeline; email zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions


4/13/18:  7pm - 9pm

4/14/18: 10 - 4

4/15/18: 10 - 4

WHERE: The Corporeal Center: 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

In this workshop you’ll be heightening your awareness of voice in a text. A mother’s voice is in the womb. Voices are of and distinct from the body. Not all voices are heard. Poetry can be impossible speech.

As readers we usually hear a voice when we read. Voice in any text is created by the physical aspects of language, including sound and the rhythms of sentences, and the social cues of a speaker’s vocabulary and world. Poetic language plays with these physical and social aspects of language. The repetition of lines in poetry adds to the possibilities of creating a voice. Awareness of these aspects of the text as voice will help you give voice.

What voice are you creating in your work? How does poetry create a voice? How does this carry over into other writing like memoir and fiction or hybrid forms? Through writing experiments we’ll explore voice in poetics—learning to listen to inner and external voices, learning to hear a voice from a text, and learning to transmit and create a voice on the page. 

Open to all levels of experience and genre.