Poetry Workshop

Poetic Soundscapes and the “Felt Quality” of a Word

Presenter: Carrie Meadows

Time: Saturday, April 17, 2021, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (eastern time), via Zoom

Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

Our workshops are a relaxing intimate experience with fellow writers!

We log into Zoom at 10:45 am for introductions, enjoy a craft session from 11 to noon, then ask questions while eating our own lunches. From 12:30 to 1:30 we write on our own then return to share our writing until 2:30pm.

Abstract: Mary Oliver writes in A Poetry Handbook, “the alphabet—represents families of sounds…words have not only a definition and possibly a connotation, but also the felt quality of their own kind of sound.” She explains that “A ‘rock’ is not a ‘stone’”—as the two words communicate different sounds and, thus, different emotions. 

We’ll consider poetic soundscapes created by Ada Limón, Natalie Diaz, Elizabeth Acevedo, Nayyirah Waheed, Monica A. Hand, and Tara Betts—and you— as we investigate possibilities for sound-making to develop tone and meaning in poetry.

Carrie Meadows is the author of Speak, My Tongue (Calypso Editions, 2017), Slingshot, Catapult (Semiperfect Press, 2018), and Busted Compass (forthcoming from Ethel in 2021). Her poems, short stories, and reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner, North American Review, Mid-American Review, Smartish Pace, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Whitefish Review, and other publications. She has held writing fellowships at the Hambidge Center, Rivendell Writers’ Colony, and Sundress Academy for the Arts, and she teaches creative and professional writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Website: Carrie Meadows

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