This Zoom workshop will meet on the second and fourth Thursdays in January and February. Poet and writing instructor, Zara Raab, will combine discussions of good poems and how to read them with poetic techniques. The focus will be on contemporary poets. Registration is required and space is limited.
Session 4: Find a voice. This advice is often given and taken by poets. With Tony Hoagland’s ideas on Poetic Voice in the background, we’ll explore how poets import voices from the culture, including cliches with a twist, into their poems, as contemporary native American poets like Karenne Wood do so aptly. As poets, how do we establish intimacy with our readers, vary the register of our diction, or follow or invent our own style?