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Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
36:59
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Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
38:56
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Sara Letourneau
42:00
They can create and impact the overall shape of a poem.
Rebecca Valley
43:18
They are a great way to create surprise within a poem.
Sara Letourneau
43:18
It can also emphasize select words and phrases as desired.
Theodora Stratis
43:22
Emphasize how the poem should be read
Mary Ann Mayer
44:24
Can substitute for punctuation in ways which alter syntax, resist closure, etc. Symbolic language is more pliable vis a vis line breaks. And, simply, line breaks convey outer form.
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
50:23
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jeanne
52:29
critique groups I'm in always complain about lines ending in prepositions
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
55:51
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Sara Letourneau
56:48
This is making me think about a poem I was editing before this workshop, and I just realized that all of the lines are parsed. I may take another look to see how I can create more variety in the types of line breaks. :)
David Miller
59:11
I think he first grounds us in a secure image, then unbalances us, then does the same thing again.
David Miller
01:00:33
I mean "secure" syntactically. The feeling behind the images is emotionally insecure, of course.
David Miller
01:01:22
-thanks for reading aloud :-)
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
01:01:31
You bet!
Christine Jones
01:04:02
great points David
Sara Letourneau
01:05:57
Parsed, annotated, parsed, parsed, annotated, parsed, parsed, parsed, annotated, annotated, annotated, annotated, parsed.
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
01:06:14
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Jackie Craven
01:06:39
1 parsed, 2 and 3 end stopped...
Jackie Craven
01:09:34
I think the 3rd line is parsed also
Jackie Craven
01:09:50
hmmm
Jackie Craven
01:12:28
3 line stanzas can create a sense of instability.
David Miller
01:13:47
Good point, Jackie.
Cynthia Bargar (she/her) volunteer
01:14:29
seems ill-fated
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
01:22:05
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Mia Jira
01:22:54
I broke the lines at the punctuations, so different
David Miller
01:23:56
Side note: in John Cage's experimental poetry, he gives a lot of respect to articles, conjunctions, etc. A different discussion -
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
01:24:21
I was waiting for you to mention Cage, David! :)
Mia Jira
01:25:07
Im the poet's version i felt the spider moving down, slowly, on its web, which is very effective
David Miller
01:25:32
I agree, Mia.
Mary Ann Mayer
01:26:11
Beginning with "heavy work" her choices make it feel just so. Winching up (followed by the long pause before "give" feels like a weight. And in such a delicate form!
jeanne
01:29:15
Thank you SO much. Great information and great discussion.
Mary Ann Mayer
01:29:18
The privelege and deep pleasure is ours. So well done, Fressia. And its great to havethe Longebach reference to continue this. Thank you so much.
Sara Letourneau
01:29:40
This was fun! Thank you for hosting this workshop, Freesia!
kat szpekman
01:29:49
that's a great question.
David Miller
01:30:30
It is a good question - maybe it's that "every line needs to do its own work." Or something like that.
Christine Jones
01:31:13
I have some habits to break
Christine Jones
01:31:45
Thank you Freesia
Theodora Stratis
01:31:47
Thank you so much! This was a very informative and helpful workshop.
Rebecca Cross
01:31:57
Thank you!
Ann Orr Weil
01:31:59
Wonderful! I learned so much.
kat szpekman
01:32:00
Thank you. This was fabulous.
Mia Jira
01:32:06
Thank you so much, such an engaging workshop!
Amanda Niehaus-Hard
01:32:08
thank you!!
Volunteer, Erica Charis-Molling (she/her)
01:32:32
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