Tuning In And Talking Back — Master Class with Ed Roberson

Sometimes we talk about a poet finding his or her own voice, but the voice in any given poem is often multiple. Who is speaking in the poem’s voice, and how do we know? In this master class, Ed Roberson discusses examples from his own poetry in which the text seems to be talking back or responding to the writing of other contemporary poets of his generation, such as Lyn Hejinian and Nathaniel Mackey. The class will be structured as a conversation: he invites students to bring poems of their own along with examples from other poets who influenced them.