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Poetry in the Museum: Jodie Hollander, “Capturing Feeling Through Sound: Why Music Matters in Poetry”

  • December 11, 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80523

Why do we share poems, as opposed to other writing forms, at weddings, funerals and other significant life events? What is it about poetry that speaks to our humanity, and how does a poet create something so profoundly impactful? In this brief talk, we’ll consider one indispensable tool that, for centuries, poets have known is the key to creating powerful poetry: musicality. We’ll consider not only how musicality distinguishes poetry from other forms of writing, but also how it can heighten, enrich and transform a poem — ultimately creating something that can, as William Wordsworth says, make us “wiser, better and happier.” The talk will conclude with a reading from Jodie Hollander’s My Dark Horses.

Free and open to all.

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