Let Your Poem Off The Leash
This week-long series of workshops will look at ways to make your poetry more inventive, musical and memorable. We will look at how such things as the skilful use of voice, flexible syntax, and varied register contribute to the overall impact of a poem.
The sessions will include writing exercises based on ‘example’ poems and offer many exciting ideas and possibilities to generate new work. The course will give opportunities as well for group and individual feedback. The week will also offer advice on getting your work published.
Maurice Riordan has published four collections of poetry with Faber, most recently The Water Stealer in 2013, shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. His first collection, A Word from the Loki (1995), was also nominated for the Eliot Prize. Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and Irish Times. The Holy Land won the Michael Hartnett Award in 2007.
Born in Lisgoold, Co. Cork, he lives in London and has taught at Imperial College and Goldsmiths College, and is currently Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the editor of Poetry Review.
The workshops will run each day from 9:30am to 12:30pm.