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POETRY SPOKEN Workshop in person with Tony Howarth
April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$124.00
We cherish a chance to share our poetry, on zoom or face-to-face behind a microphone, but what if
we’re worried our listeners are sitting in judgement, not on our wavelength, how it feels wonderful on
paper but falls flat when we speak it? In Poetry Spoken, a Saturday intensive with Tony
Howarth, we’ll experiment with ways to make sure your presentation is strong and effective. We’ll
explore voice, finding comfortable pitch and volume; melody, lifting the poem’s rhythms and
pauses off the page; subtext, sharing the emotions behind the words; eye contact with the
audience; working with the poetry of participants and the work of established poets, ending with time
at the microphone, class capped at six, meeting from 12:30 to 4:30 on Saturday April 15, at Sleepy Hollow, each participant asked to bring seven copies of three single-page personal poems.
Tony Howarth’s newest collection is A Hand To Hold (Broadstone Books, 2022). He is theeditor for dramatic writing of The Westchester Review, is a playwright, director, and former journalist. His poetry, developed at the Hudson Valley Writers Center under the treasured guidance of Jennifer Franklin and Fred Marchant, has appeared in many magazines, among them Chronogram, The Naugatuck River Review, a magazine in England Obsessed with Pipework, The Connecticut River Review, Raven’s Perch, The Sow’s Ear, and the Grayson Press anthology Forgotten Women. And a play published by The Westchester Review called The Wedding Ring, a moment in the life of William Wordsworth.