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Inprint Intensive Workshops, Writers Workshops,


Course #2019-209
Saturday June 22 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Cost: $100 Instructor: Kay Cosgrove
This workshop is full


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Like I Always Say….: How to Craft a Distinctive Poetic Voice

Using The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles & Practice, by Tony Hoagland, with Kay Cosgrove

Voice is among the most vital and mysterious elements in a poem. Each writer must hone her own distinctive written voice – by turns intimate, dynamic, contradictory, crass, cunning – in order to create a bond with readers. This intensive workshop is based on Tony Hoagland’s The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles & Practice, written with Kay Cosgrove. The Art of Voice is that rare creation: a witty, stylish, instructive literary exploration and craft guide. In this workshop, Tony’s co-author, Kay, will lead participants through discussions and exercises aimed at generating new work that is enlivened by their own compelling voices. We will address such questions as: What is poetic voice? How does a writer craft a convincing, complex and engaging voice on the page? What literary models offer great examples? We’ll consider: speech register, quoted text, intimacy, authority, and vernacular. Participants will leave with drafts of fresh poems, as well as with a new, or renewed understanding of the skills a writer can use to shape a memorable voice on the page. Come write with us!

About the instructor

KAY COSGROVE received a PhD from the UH Creative Writing Program. She is the recipient of awards from Inprint, The Academy of American Poets, and The Westchester Review. She teaches at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia as a Visiting Professor of English.

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