Write on Lynchian themes, including dreams, identity, sexuality and the supernatural world of love.
The closest thing to a dream is a poem, and the closest thing to dreams and poetry is cinema. More specifically, the dreams, poetry and cinema of David Lynch. On this Studio, to celebrate the much-awaited re-boot of Twin Peaks in April, we will explore Lynchian ideas within the framework of a poem, and discover those uncanny registers where the macabre meets the mundane and how they ‘combine in such a way as to reveal the former’s perpetual containment within the latter’ (David Foster Wallace). Each workshop will provide a list of triggers for the group based on Lynch’s quotes and ideas, and motifs popular to his cinema, themes such as: dreams, identity, sexuality and the supernatural world of love. Everybody in the group will be encouraged to delve deep into their unconscious and return with their own startling visions, sifting through the dark underbelly of our lives, finding mysteries in the everyday, and celebrating them. After all, these mysteries are what make us human: brutally human and connecting in the darkness, because of the darkness.
Poetry Studios are three-week long 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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Bobby Parker’s first pamphlet Pictures of Screaming People (Erbacce Press) was published in 2011, followed by Ghost Town Music (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), Under the Bed (Victorian Violet Press), Digging for Toys (Indigo Dreams), Building Murder with a Smile (Red Ceilings Press), and Comberton (Knives Forks and Spoons Press). Nine Arches Press published Blue Movie, his first full-length collection of poetry on Halloween 2014. He has written articles on poetry for The Quietus, and his controversial poem ‘Thank You For Swallowing My Cum’ was included in Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Publishing – edited by Emily Berry). He has taught poetry workshops for Buzzwords in Cheltenham, and has toured the UK consistently for the past few years, encouraging people to explore the possibilities of poetry. He is currently working on his next collection, which will also be published by Nine Arches Press.