Katie Chaple: The Art of the Tonal Shift — 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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Katie Chaple: The Art of the Tonal Shift — 10:30-11:45 a.m. and 3:30-4:45 p.m.

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What can shifting the tone in a poem accomplish? It can invigorate, revitalize a poem, and it can certainly change the direction of a poem. The technique of the tonal shift can be a way of breathing life into a poem and of grasping the reader or heightening the reader’s attention. The shift can be subtle or overt; it can be an up- or down-shift. Often, the shift activates surprise in the reader—the good kind. In this workshop, we’ll examine multiple poems that make excellent use of this technique and participants will have opportunities to test out this element of craft by producing new drafts as well as implementing the tonal shift in poems that are still under construction. Participants are invited to bring a few poems that they are working on and/or struggling with.

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