Should a ‘good poem’ possess its reader? To what extent do poets become possessed by our subjects? What about the voices that manifest on the page, how can we control them? This workshop encompasses close reading and the generation of new writing in lyric and elegiac modes about people, places and belongings. Taking possession as both our thematic and technical focus, we’ll explore a variety of skills and editorial approaches to better harness our craft and enchant readers.
This is one of a series of two intensive poetry workshops at Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts. Date/Time: Saturday 11th December 2021, 10am - 3pm Book here.