Classes

  • Term:
  • Start Date: January 1, 1970
  • End Date: January 1, 1970
  • Day of Week:
  • Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
  • Level:
  • Audience:
  • Location:
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $150.00
  • Member Price: $135.00

Learn About Scholarships

Poetry & Talking Objects [Stephanie Burt]

Poems give voice to people — including the poet — but they can also let us speak through, for, to, or with things and creatures that do not normally communicate in words; from an ancient vase to a lock and key to a giant toad to an upright piano, poets for millennia have used masks, personas, and other ways to throw their voice. This workshop will help us find ways to speak for objects and creatures that might not speak for themselves: we can listen to them or let them show us ourselves. We might also explore anagrams and rhymes.