On Tone: A Poetry Workshop

On Tone: A Poetry Workshop

Martha Rhodes
Week 7: July 23 to July 28
Time: 9am-12pm
Tuition: $600
Discipline: Poetry
Advanced
Registration Open
Registration Open: 2 places available
On-site Housing Full
Workshop Description 

First, we will define poetic tone so we are all talking about the same thing. Then we will look at participants' poems as well as poems I bring in via handouts with tone in mind. How do we establish tone in a poem? How do we sustain tone and/or shift tone mid line, stanza, poem? We will look at how we manage hot spots, cool spots, neutral spots. This will be primarily a revision workshop, but we will also generate work and do some writing in class. While this is primarily an advanced class, all are welcome who are willing to look hard and long at the poems on hand.

Biography

MARTHA RHODES is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall (University of Pittsburgh Press 2017). She teaches at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and at Sarah Lawrence College and she is the director of Four Way Books, where she edits and publishes award-winning writers including Gregory Pardlo (Pulitzer Prize), Rigoberto Gonzales (Lenore Marshall Award and Lambda Award), and Yona Harvey (Kate Tufts Discovery Award).