Thursday, 18 July 2019
Tutoring for the Poetry School
Narrow Road, Deep North
This October I'll be running an online course for The Poetry School.
The following blog gives an in-depth overview of the themes and intentions behind the course and my impetus for wanting to run it.
In short, n/Northernness seems to be gaining gravitas in both cultural and political circles, so it seems timely to interrogate the many trajectories we might take when embracing (or, indeed, refuting) its manifestations and idiosyncrasies. Tracing ideas of a/the n/North from every direction, I'll guide you, via writing exercises, close reading, feedback and conversation, to complete a short portfolio of poems which engage with your own northern land- and mindscapes.
If you've an interest in poetry and place and want to spend ten weeks (five fortnightly sessions) discussing and writing about 'the North', do sign up. Concessions and bursaries are available through the Poetry School, including a 30% discount to participants under 30.
Dates:October 2nd - December 11th