Welcome to the 2021 Get Lit! Virtual Festival
Friday, April 16 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
The Performance of Poetry

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At its inception, poetry was an aural art form. With the advent of the printing press around 1440, possibilities for literature expanded to include the page. What role does the performance of poetry have for modern poets? How can page poets succeed on the stage as well? This workshop will explore the importance of poetry as performance, how the effective performance of poetry can lead to opportunities for poets, performance of poetry as a useful tool in the editing process, and successful techniques for the performance of poetry.

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Michael Kleber-Diggs

Michael Kleber-Diggs is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. His debut poetry collection, Worldly Things, won the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and will be published by Milkweed Editions in June, 2021. Michael’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poem-a-Day, Poetry Northwest... Read More →

Friday April 16, 2021 11:30am - 1:30pm PDT