Vox Vox: Audio Poems
The most basic elements of a poem are voice and breath. The first poems were intended to be heard, repeated. Modern technology takes us back to this earliest understanding of a poem, with podcasts, streaming, and digital recording. We will focus on writing which honors the voice, creating work that lives in the ear, as well as on the page. We will reconnect to poetry’s oral/aural roots, creating a series of recordings from our written work.
KIRUN KAPUR is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). Named an “Asian-American poet to watch” by NBC news, her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, and FIELD, among others. She is Poetry Editor at The Drum Literary Magazine, which publishes exclusively in audio form, and has taught creative writing at Boston University.