Event Title

"The Long Watch": Original Poems / An Exploration of Poetic Voice

Presenter Information

David Leach, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, K209

Start Date

4-25-2014 1:30 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 2:30 PM

Abstract

My project presents a selection of original poems I produced for my creative writing capstone. I drew inspiration for the poems in large part from the works of T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Jorie Graham, and Charles Wright. I explored the particularities of each poet’s voice at the syntactical, formal, tonal, and philosophical levels, in order to inform my own writing process. I hope that the elements of each poet that resonated most with me have coalesced into a versatile poetic voice, capable of uniting divergent influences while maintaining its own unique identity.

Notes

Session I, Panel 5 - Measure for Measure: Meditations on Metamorphoses, Don Quixote, and “The Long Watch”
Moderator: Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies

Major

Jazz Piano; Creative Writing

Advisor(s)

Dan Wall, Jazz Studies
Kazim Ali, Creative Writing

Project Mentor(s)

Kazim Ali, Creative Writing

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Apr 25th, 1:30 PM Apr 25th, 2:30 PM

"The Long Watch": Original Poems / An Exploration of Poetic Voice

Science Center, K209

My project presents a selection of original poems I produced for my creative writing capstone. I drew inspiration for the poems in large part from the works of T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Jorie Graham, and Charles Wright. I explored the particularities of each poet’s voice at the syntactical, formal, tonal, and philosophical levels, in order to inform my own writing process. I hope that the elements of each poet that resonated most with me have coalesced into a versatile poetic voice, capable of uniting divergent influences while maintaining its own unique identity.