The Sizzle of the Feast—A Song of Reimagined Forms [Natalie Graham]
This workshop digs into a selection from Patricia Smith’s Incendiary Art, feasting on her rhythmic forms and mechanics of music. By tuning our ears to her practice, we will interrogate our own notions about formal poetry’s pliancy and power. We will generate new poems through a series of guided prompts that experiment with the pleasure and possibility of repetition and rhythm. These prompts foreground sound and highlight the musicality of terza rima and alliterative verse.