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Friday, April 29 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
voices: (implicit) and EXPLICIT!

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Do you self-censor on the page or perhaps before you write on the page? Do you reveal or say or tell too much? Do you vacillate between gradations of these contrasting positions in the same poem? Using a relaxed definition of the implicit (suggested, indirect) and explicit (clear, direct) speaker and voice, this workshop will explore what this can mean to the audience and ultimately one’s own voice and one’s own writing. Through handouts, Q&A and a writing prompt, we will discuss and address how poets can better help themselves understand the voice (or voices) that they can become. In essence, we will be asking the audience and discussing the question “who do you want to write like?” And ultimately the answer is: yourself (or yourselves).

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Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan is the author of Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Editions, forthcoming), Ornitheology (The Word Works, 2018), [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016), Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press... Read More →

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Melissa Hotchkiss

Melissa Hotchkiss is a poet, editor, photographer and performer. Her first book of poems, Storm Damage, was published by Tupelo Press. Melissa’s poems and prose have appeared in numerous publications such as The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Free Inquiry, Women’s... Read More →
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Soraya Shalforoosh

Soraya Shalforoosh’s first collection of poetry, This Version of Earth was published by Barrow Street in November 2014. Soraya has been a featured poet in the Journal of the Academy of American Poets Emerging Poet Series, and has had poems and reviews in Tribes.org, Good Foot, Taos... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Old Town Hall 2nd Fl 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970