Sidney Wade’s seventh collection of poems, Bird Book, was published by Atelier26 Books in September 2017. She has served as President of AWP and Secretary/Treasurer of ALTA, and she taught workshops in Poetry and Translation at the University of Florida’s MFA@FLA program for 23 years. Her translation with Efe Murad of selected poems of Melih Cevdet Anday won the Meral Divitci Prize and was published by Talisman House in April 2017. She served as poetry editor for the literary journal Subtropics for many years, and her poems and translations have appeared in a wide variety of journals, including Poetry, The New Yorker, Grand Street, The Paris Review, as well as many other literary publications.
Poetry – Listening To Your Own Words: The Sounds of Poetry
Poetry is a physical art. As physical, as former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky has said, as dancing. It has rhythm, it has pulse, it lives on air that comes through the body’s organs–the throat, the mouth. In this workshop we will learn how to fashion poems out of sound. You will listen to how one word sonically leads to the next, you will learn how to surprise yourself with new directions as poems develop through sound and sense. Bring all five senses, sharpened, to the workshop. We will use them all.