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At Work in Sound and Vision: A Poetry Workshop with Dan Beachy-Quick

Date(s): Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Poetry

$119 Regular, $107 ASU, $99 Student

About the Class

A poem contains multiple kinds of intelligence. Beneath the meanings of the words that make up a poem, other forms of meaning strive to be felt. This workshop will explore two of the most prominent of those alternate intelligences: musicality and image. Following the poet Louis Zukofsky’s sense, “Lower limit speech / Upper limit music,” we’ll seek ways, through readings and through in-class experiments, to re-awaken our ear to the musical intelligence undergirding language. Counterpart to the effort, we’ll also investigate the ways in which an image contains meaning so profound that it some can be considered poems themselves. The large effort will—through the investigation in sound and vision—for each participant to leave with a poem demonstrating the type of sonic curiosity and visual thinking our hours will be devoted to exploring.

A poetry reading with Dan Beachy-Quick will take place the previous day on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016) at 7 p.m. To learn more about Dan's reading, you can visit the event page. 

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Beachy-Quick is the author, most recently, of a collection of essays, fragments, and poems, Of Silence & Song (Milkweed, 2017).