We’ll delve into voice in the larger sense and also the specific powers of the technical, grammatical voice: first person, second person, imperative, etc. The workshop will include discussion, examples and a set of quick writing experiments guided by specific models and prompts, in which participants will explore and expand the instruments of their own poem-making. Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry and Mildura Writers Festival.
You will learn
- what we mean when we speak of a writer’s distinctive ‘voice’
- how ‘voice’ is created in single lines, poems and over a body of work
- the seven meanings of ‘you’
- techniques to bring to the writing and revision of future poems.
About Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight much-honoured books of poetry, most recently ‘The Beauty’ (Knopf and Bloodaxe), long-listed for the National Book Award, as well as two now-classic books of essays, ‘Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry’ and ‘Ten Windows’. A chancellor-emerita of the Academy of American Poets, Hirshfield has been visiting professor at Stanford University, UC Berkeley and elsewhere. Her work appears in the TLS, New Yorker, Poetry, New York Times and eight editions of The Best American Poems.
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|Writers Victoria and Australian Poetry concession members||$ 135.00|
|Writers Victoria and Australian Poetry members||$ 145.00|