Red Sky Session 5


Voice and performance.

Page and stage is a false dichotomy

  • poetry like most thing is not binary, it’s a spectrum between page and stage. (Binaries-are-bullshit)
  • The most extreme version of page is concrete poetry.
  • The most extreme version of voice is sound poetry.

Stay close to natural speaking voice.

Departure comes at cost of understanding.

Can flip between page and stage

See them as different tools you can use.

Compose a poem using the voice.

End sooner than you think

Imitate other poet’s performance

Pick a recognizable voice, write something that subverts it.

Apply for everything! Give it a go.

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