The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2018

Conference Schedule 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Exploring the Unsayable Through Sound with Jenny Johnson

Date(s): Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Thoren, University Club (view map)
Discussion, Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Poetry

About the Session

Writing sound-driven poems can allow us a way into writing about that which feels hard to say or express. In this session, we will consider how sound effects meaning in a few poems, attending to what Robert Pinsky calls a poem’s “audible web.” Then, we will do a writing exercise where you will have a chance to experiment with sound, letting it be your guide as you explore a subject matter that you’re struggling to tackle.

Meet the Presenter(s)