Freeing the Poet’s Voice is a unique masterclass for poets devised and led by world renowned voice coach Kristin Linklater. Now running for the second year, it brings nine selected poets together to work with Kristin on developing their own authentic speaking voice. Poetry readings are an essential component of the poet’s writing life, and yet it is all too rare for a poet to have either the opportunity or the ability to speak their own poems as they meant them when they wrote them. Over five days Kristin Linklater leads the poets through a programme of exercises, visualisations and discussions that free the poem to be properly heard.
You can read more about last year’s masterclass by clicking here to go to Polly Clark’s feature, Speaking the Poem’s Voice, for UK Poetry journal Magma.