Ancestral Offerings: Myths in Mundane Life

Ancestral Offerings: Myths in Mundane Life

Use personal objects, everyday items, and your own family legends to rewrite myths into your poetry.

In this fortnightly Zoom course, we’ll take a look at the art of retelling, revising, and reliving myths through the personal lens of our own poetics.  

Using the work of Romalyn Ante in her collection Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto & Windus), alongside the writing of R. A. Villanueva, Fiona Benson, Natalie Linh Bolderston, Jericho Brown, and more, we will learn to excavate, utilise, and scrutinise the mythopoetics of our daily lives, and the mundane objects around us, and use these to illuminate the energy and heart of our own poems. 

5 fortnightly Zoom sessions on Thursdays, 7–9pm, starts 19 May 2022. To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our Video Courses work can be found on the Video Courses page. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]. 

Image credit: Josh Rangel 

About romalyn ante View Profile

Romalyn Ante is a Filipino-British, Wolverhampton-based author. She is co-founding editor of harana poetry, a magazine for poets who write in English as a second or parallel language, and founder of Tsaá with Roma, an online interview series with poets and other creatives. Her debut collection is Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto & Windus). She was recently awarded the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship 2021/22. 

Romalyn is a Poetry Ambassadors 2021 mentor. Her honours include the Poetry London Prize, Manchester Poetry Prize, Society of Author’s Foundation Award, Developing Your Creative Practice, Creative Future Literary Award, amongst others. Her work has been featured in BBC World News, World Literature Today, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3 The Verb, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue UK, Southbank Center, Book Week Scotland, Birmingham Literature Festival, and Verve Poetry Festival. 

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