Apply best practice to poetry commissions and residencies
How do we write our way into or through histories, objects, spaces or contexts that are new to us? How do we find creative routes through masses of information without losing a sense of vision? And how can we write ‘response’ poems that not only speak to us as individuals at the time of commission but also fit into any larger body of work we are producing? This Studio seeks to explore ways of pinpointing precisely what aspects of a topic, history, or stimuli speak to us as individuals – regardless of what it is that we are asked to respond to. Working playfully at random with clippings from historical accounts and artistic works chosen at random, we will examine how we can create the conditions for poems that speak to any focus from our own points of authenticity. As a means of looking at how other poets can be seen to write responsively with originality, we will be drawing upon works from collections by contemporary poets such as Aracelís Girmay, Mona Arshi and Sharon Olds, among others. Suitable for poets who are undertaking or are interested in poetry commissions and artist residencies, as well as those who are simply looking for new creative pathways into subjects that they are familiar with.
Studios are 3-4 week intensive courses. Reading material will be distributed before the course begins. There are no live chats so they are suitable for both UK & International students.
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