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"The Self in the Poem" Workshop


David Radavich will present a workshop exploring “The Self in the Poem” on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte. A version of the poet’s “self” functions as the speaker in every poem, but what is the nature of that self? In relation to what other persons or objects in the poem? How different is a persona poem? What masks might the poet put on or take off? In a dramatic monologue, what selves are being expressed? These and other questions of lyric identity and relationship will be examined through a variety of poems in discussion.

Cost: $25 for Charlotte Writers’ Club members, $35 for non-members. To register contact workshop@charlottewritersclub.org. Pay the workshop fee by clicking on the Donate button to your left and indicating you will attend the workshop as a member or non-member.

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Aug.02.2012 - 8:22 am
In response to: ALEPPO: Beautiful, Tragic, Desert City in Flames
Thanks for sharing this wonderful set of experiences!  Very evocative and rewarding - and of course the current...
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Thanks for sharing your article on rhyme and your thoughts.  I appreciate it.

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The Countries We Live In
Published by Goodreads.com
As always, Radavich gives us marvelous lines.  It's the kind of collection to turn to if you feel the slightest bit blue.  He has a way of looking at the world that's so...

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