|Chris Olander Link|
(CPITS) since 1984.
Conference Workshop: The Love Poem, Session 2, 1:10 - 2:10
Lunchtime Author Round table, 12:00 - 1:00
Workshop Description: The Love Poem --- Open to experienced and beginning poets who want to explore love for another through shared experiences.
Actions always speak louder than words; experiences reveal our true feelings. Using image and metaphor will reveal the love we experience with another while we create sonnets or extended love poems to discover who we are.
Revision techniques will polish the gem into art.
Besides being a poet, Chris has taught in elementary and high schools, colleges, institutions, festival and privately. He has published 4 chapbooks; 4 CD's of his spoken poetry; 4 CD's with musical accompaniment with various musicians.
Olander blends performance techniques with spoken word to create an action art poetry: musical image phrasing to dramatize relative experiences--a poetry arising from oral and bard traditions: a sound poet exploring feelings, ideas and meanings in rhythm patterns.
Click here to watch a video of Chris performing poetry at the Center for the Arts.