The Medieval Poetry Workshop celebrates the inspiring survival of early English literature. Participants will be invited to practice producing medieval sounds, as we review the remarkable changes in pronunciation and verse features transpiring between Old English, Middle English, and Modern English poetry, in a presentation enriched by discussion of medieval manuscripts and their contexts. Two medieval scholars will conduct the practicum element and perform readings from celebrated Middle English poems such as The Canterbury Tales, and two modern poets will read work inspired by the artistry of the Middle Ages, demonstrating the power and relevance of medieval poetry today.
When & Where
Mass Poetry Festival
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