Poetry and Sound
Poetry is made out of words, and words are made out of sounds. In this three-hour workshop, we will read and write with special attention to the sounds that make up words. As infants and musicians know intuitively, sounds are not neutral, but have the potential to stir powerful emotions. Our goal will be to hone our ear, gaining a sharpened sense of what words can do by virtue of their sounds.
All levels welcome.
Amanda Auerbach currently writes and teaches at the University of Iowa. Her first book of poems What Need Have We for Such as We is forthcoming from C&R Press in fall 2019. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Fence, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Conjunctions (online), Thrush Poetry Journal, and Poetry Northwest. In addition to writing poems, Amanda is also a scholar of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, having earned her PhD in English from Harvard in 2018.