Voice Break (Paperback)

By Kari Wergeland

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781466495586, 68pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2012

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Following the advice of a community college music instructor, Kari Wergeland began taking voice lessons with a respected teacher at the age of 24. After roughly two years of study, with dubious results, she decided to stop singing. She began working as a librarian and eventually turned to writing newspaper articles, fiction, and poetry. Twenty years later, and on something of a whim, Wergeland enrolled in a workshop called The Natural Singer, with vocal coach Claude Stein. Inspired to resume voice lessons, it wasn't long before she discovered her singing had changed. Voice Break is a long poem of possibility that tells the story of the author's voice. Within this text, a shorter poem titled, The Next Mountain: a Riddle, becomes a key to the entire piece. Can you guess the answer?

About the Author

Kari Wergeland has worked in West Coast libraries from Seattle to San Diego. Her poetry can be found in Catamaran Literary Reader, Jabberwock Review: A Journal of Literature and Art, New Millennium Writings, Pembroke Magazine, and many other journals. In addition, she wrote a children's book review column for The Seattle Times, which ran monthly for 11 years. This is her first book.