This workshop will emphasize sound in poetry: pauses, silences, nonsense words, ordinary speech. After you finish this workshop, and without sacrificing sense, you will be able to incorporate into your poems effects ranging from sonic beauty to outright noise. The result will be a more audible and dynamic poem that will positively spring from the page. The daily sessions will consist of prompts, basic technical instruction, and critiques, so please bring copies of at least two poems of any sort to share with your peers. Together we’ll work on your old poems and inspire you to write new ones.