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Poetry & Migration £88.00 * Tutor: Sarala Estruch

Poetry & Migration

Explore the important topic of migration, learning how poetry can be the perfect vehicle to tell stories of movement, settlement, and belonging.

Start Date: June 17, 2023 10am – 12.30pm
End Date: June 24, 2023 ( 8 Days )

2020 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2020 Ginkgo Prize anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from the 2020 awards judged by Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage and Jade Cuttle.

The winning poets were Jane Lovell, Daniel Fraser and Emily Groves. Runners up were Nicola Healey and Sue Kindon and the AONB Best Poem of Landscape was Liz Byrne.

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Summer 2023 – Quick Course Guide

Our Summer Term is now live and we’ve got a whole host of brilliant tutors and courses lined up, so be sure to book promptly to avoid disappointment. Below is our handy Quick Course Guide, where you’ll find everything you’ll need to know. Online Courses INTERACTIVEOur classic ten-week online courses with Live Chats. Verse Epic:…

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Applications are now open for this fully funded scholarship to the Poetry School’s MA in Writing Poetry 2023 Who is Grace Cook? Grace was my beloved wife of 22 years. On 17th June 2022, she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 59. A person of immense kindness and deep intelligence, she was…

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Stanzas for Ukraine – 21

Hatred by Halyna Huliieva, translated from the Ukrainian by Stephen Komarnyckyj The subjects and themes of my writing didn’t fundamentally change after 24 February 2022. The war as far as I and many other Ukrainians were concerned didn’t begin last year (and ultimately probably not nine years ago) because I studied history and somehow always…

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Review – Heritage Aesthetics by Anthony Anaxagorou

Our New Damage What are the contours of heritage when it ruptures through colonialism and diaspora? This dense, multifaceted question is the organising principle of Anthony Anaxagorou’s new collection of poetry, Heritage Aesthetics – primarily concerned with the underexamined intersections of British-Cypriot identity, colonial history, and masculinity. Geography and cartography yield structural anxieties: littoral Cypriot…

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Review – From From by Monica Youn

Atom by Atom… From From, Monica Youn’s fourth book of poems, is a striking departure from her first three books. Instead of addressing race obliquely and occasionally, From From confronts it full-on, from beginning to end. Interviewed in Bomb magazine, Youn explained, ‘I always felt I had permission to talk about race, but I wanted…

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Stanzas for Ukraine – 20

Me, Ulyana and Energy by Iryna Sazhynska, translated from the Ukrainian by Stephen Komarnyckyj The day before yesterday, when there was a storm, my father said: ‘Do you hear that? It’s missiles again!’ It was just thunder, which we are doomed to associate for the remainder of our lives with the expectation of death. Last…

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