Voice partakes of a dynamic conversation across history, languages, cultures, and traditions. Yet few notions in poetry today prove as lively, elusive, and contested as voice. Whether we think of voice as a metaphor for identity and personal style, or as the root material of poems, or as a barometer of moral and cultural authority, we rarely consider how these aspects come together in a single poem. There is nothing neutral or transparent about the voice of any poem. What do our voices say about us, and how much license should we claim in shaping them? In this workshop we will write new poems that explore these exciting and contrary facets of voice.
Throw Your Voice: How To Craft A Presence On The Page With Gregory Pardlo
This Year's Festival Lineup includes:
Save the dates! January 20-25, 2020 in Delray Beach. Complete details coming soon Read more >
The festival welcomes Joy Harjo to the festival as our Special Guest. She will be interviewed with Laure-Anne Bosselaar and will deliver the annual Thomas Lux Memorial Reading following the festival gala. Read more >
The festival Poet At Large will appear for a special evening reading on Friday, January 24th, and also present to high school students throughout Palm Beach County during festival week. This year’s Poet At Large ... Read more >