Oral poetry precedes poetry on the page by millennia, yet we rarely think about how essential one is to the other when talking about “serious” work. This traditional perspective will be challenged in this experiential workshop. We will explore how voice and page-based writing connects to the body, articulation, rhythm and sound. We will do physically-enacted exercises that connect these two realms of writing.
Loose comfortable clothing for warm-ups, an interest in vocal technique and a range of poetic styles is required for full participation in this workshop. Writing by hand strongly encouraged in the course.