Your Turn: The Volta and Ending Poems [Jane Wong]
Intermediate | The volta, or the “turning point” of a poem, is a central moment of surprise—moving the reader in a new direction to end a poem. How does a volta operate in contemporary verse? What kinds of voltas are possible in a poem? Leading toward a conversation about how to end our poems, we will draw upon voltas from poets like Eduardo C. Corral, Natalie Diaz, and Monica Sok. Participants should bring in at least two poems written prior to our session.