Embodying Voice In Page and Performance — Workshop with Tracie Morris

Oral poetry precedes poetry on the page by millennia, yet we rarely think about how essential one is to the other when talking about “serious” work. This traditional perspective will be challenged in this experiential workshop. We will explore how voice and page-based writing connects to the body, articulation, rhythm and sound. We will do physically-enacted exercises that connect these two realms of writing.

Loose comfortable clothing for warm-ups, an interest in vocal technique and a range of poetic styles is required for full participation in this workshop. Writing by hand strongly encouraged in the course.

Tracie Morris

Tracie Morris is writer/editor of 7 books and is a sound poet, vocalist, voice teacher and theorist. She holds an MFA in poetry from CUNY Hunter College, a PhD from NYU, and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She became an Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist in 2018. Ms. Morris is currently the 2018 WPR Fellow at Harvard University.