Read Jane Hirshfield’s writing on Story in pages 26-28 of Nine Gates
Find and share poem that you believe demonstrates a concentration on story. Explain what myths/stories the poem may be engaging with and how the reader is called upon to use their “full range of memory, intellect, and imaginative response.”
NOTE: While lots of poems have direct allusions to stories, here it might be better to find a poem that doesn’t have a direct allusion but brings up a connection to a story you are familiar with.
Read Jane Hirshfield’s writing on Voice in pages 29-32 of Nine Gates
Find and share poem that you believe demonstrates a concentration on voice. Describe the personality that inhabits the poem. What position or “self” speaks from the poem?
NOTE: This concentration, to me, has a pitfall: We can assign voice to certain identities–one simple example is a male or female “voice.” I’m not sure those types of descriptors are useful. But how do we describe personality apart from identity? The short answer is: I don’t really know. But there’s a wheel for that! https://spinthewheel.app/character-traits