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A4. Hearing and Speaking Poetry (E. McCarthy) (Monday)

  • 09/11/2017
  • 10/09/2017
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/11/2017, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM (EDT)
  • 09/18/2017, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM (EDT)
  • 09/25/2017, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM (EDT)
  • 10/02/2017, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM (EDT)
  • 10/09/2017, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM (EDT)
  • Kennedy Hall, Room 119
  • 51


  • You must be a current WISE member, either Full-year or Fall, to register for this course. Registration starts on July 19, 2017.

Registration is closed

We will examine the ways we read poems aloud to hear the rhythm and emotion.  Specific topics include: Line, Sound, Rhythm, Meter, Imagery, and Metaphor, always with attention to hearing the poem and speaking it aloud, bringing it off the page and into the body by voice and gesture.  We will read a variety of poems examining issues that we find essential to each.

GROUP LEADER:  Eugene McCarthy has taught poetry since 1965 at Holy Cross with special attention to speaking poetry aloud.  He was one of a group giving dramatic readings of Milton’s Paradise Lost aloud and has taught WISE classes for a number of years.

REQUIRED BOOKSound Ideas: Hearing and Speaking Poetry by B. Eugene McCarthy and Fran Quinn.  Hobblebush Books ISBN 978-0-9845921-9-7

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