The Lyric iPod: an Online Reading & Listening Group
We often talk about the musicality of poems, but it’s rare to see that many poems directly inspired by music. An offshoot of Rishi’s ‘Call and Response’ Summer School workshop, this online reading group – or rather, online listening group – aims to remedy that. Over ten weeks we’ll range across a variety of different styles and genres – hip hop, jazz, indie, pop and much, much more – listening to some hits and some maybe some misses too. And we’ll delve not just into the lyrics of great songwriters, but also think about the traditions they reflect, the subjects and themes they articulate and the sonic landscapes they work in. Each time we’ll cue up a new playlist and use what we listen to, and some writing prompts, as the basis to inspire new poems. And when you next hear a song, you might even think, “There’s a poem in that.”
This is a private group. To join you must be a registered site member and request group membership.