Listening as Practice
This class will take as given that listening is an inherent component of reading and writing poetry, that listening is a mode of performance (to read a poem to yourself is to perform that poem, however silently), and that listening is a skill, which means one’s ability to listen (and by extension attend to and develop a unique sense of prosody) can improve over time. Students will be encouraged to present and discuss their works-in-progress and generate new material. Sound patterning and structures of voice will be our guiding points of conversation.
Anselm Berrigan is the author of six books of poetry, including Notes from Irrelevance, Free Cell, and Zero Star Hotel. He is a former Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, and currently teaches writing classes at Brooklyn College, Long Island University, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, where he is co-chair of the Writing discipline.
Class Registration Guidelines
Open to all; no applications needed but registration is required; call (212) 431-7920 x2832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org