Williams, Vernon featured at Poetry Night

The Poetry Night Reading Series will feature Wendy Williams and Jen Vernon at eight p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St, in downtown Davis. Admission is unfastened.

Williams is a creator, educator, and poet. She is the writer of two chapbooks, “Some New Forgetting” and “Bayley House Bard,” and, in 2016, an actual “first poetry ebook with a spin”: “In Chaparral: Life at the Georgetown Divide” (Cold River Press).

She has been a member of the organization Red Fox Underground Poets of the Sierra Foothills for more than ten years. Her work has been published in Rattlesnake Review, Song of the San Joaquin Quarterly, “Late Peaches: Poems through Sacramento Poets,” “Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis,” West Trestle Review, and Common Ground Review.



She is operating on a chapbook titled “Name Me One Female Scientist! Poems on Women in Science.

Her website, ReStoryYourLife.Com, features a blog and original paintings about early trauma. She is searching for a writer for her memoir, “Autobiography of a Sea Creature — Coming Home to My Body after Infant Surgery.” Her brief tale “The Advantage” appears within the 2017 spring/summer extent of CALYX Journal.

She earned her master of excellent arts in innovative writing from Mills College and teaches writing at Folsom Lake College.

Vernon’s first poetry ebook, “Rock Candy,” was published using West End Press in 2009. It obtained the Tillie Olsen Award because it is the best book of creative writing that insightfully represents working-class existence and culture from the Working Class Studies Association, SUNY, Stony Brook June 2010.

In August of 2009, Garrison Keillor decided on a poem from “Rock Candy,” titled “Blackberry Pie,” to carry out on “The Writer’s Almanac.”

Vernon earned a master’s diploma in worldwide studies at the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. In a communique at UC San Diego. She has been a featured poet in the San Diego-Tijuana location’s golf equipment and performance areas. She has offered papers on performance poetry and its function in network construction at several venues.

How to Memorize Poetry

The literary artwork of poetry has been featured in a massive majority of human societies, relationship as far again because of the Mesopotamia 4000 BC- with the Epic of Gilgamesh. As with each form of artwork, poetry loved many programs, from retelling epic battles to rhyme and song. In a few paperless societies, poetry even appears to be employed without delay as a reminiscence method to facilitate the recording and transmission of information.

Poetry with alliteration and rhyme is considered less complicated to recollect in general, particularly when compared to prose. Scientific evidence shows that the hyperlink between music and emotion- with the latter’s connection to long-time memory- acts as the conducting mechanism between rhyme and memory. Recent studies reinforce the existence of this phenomenon similarly by alluding that tune and language are profoundly related due to the sharing of neural circuits- for this reason, improving the retention of worded records learned through rhyme or song.

Whether attempting to memorize a poem that rhymes or one that does not, a simple memory method also allows the practitioner to memorize the verses without difficulty and in a pretty pleasing way. This procedure for learning a poem is as follows:

On each line, highlight (or be aware) the key phrases (or sets of keyphrases) – this would usually be 2-four phrases in line with line, even though it ultimately relies on the poem’s length.

Ignore connecting or fill phrases including the, in, and, that, this, it, and so forth. Pay attention to the simplest key words.

Use absurd imagery and nonsensical movement to connect the key phrases collectively- the more outrageous the photo selected, the more effective the reminiscence created, assuring superior remembering.

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