This generative workshop will explore ways to focus on the voice of a poem—that unique presence that speaks a poem. We will work to claim and speak our memories and give ourselves permission to speak in our own voices. We’ll also study methods to claim the essence of other voices and practice writing poems in a persona. This workshop can help us explore how we can use voice to change our perspectives, try out other voices, and discover empathy. At the end of the class, you will have at least three drafts for new poems.
Marianne Worthington is the author of the poetry collection The Girl Singer, winner of the 2022 Weatherford Award, and the co-founder and poetry editor of Still: The Journal.
This class is suitable for all levels.
The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.Register