Explore the place you live and write new poems on the subject with Andy Brown

How do poets write about the places where they live: the people, the natural history, the human history, work, myths, the language and the local distinctiveness of a place?  We will look at lots of inspiring examples and do plenty of writing ourselves. At each session there will be a chance to explore new techniques and ideas, to draft poems, and then to do some homework and bring in a new poem for sharing at the following session. By the end you should have a small group of poems on this unified theme.

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 7pm – 9pm, starting 28th September.

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About Andy Brown View Profile

Andy Brown is a well-known poet and poetry commentator. He is an Associate Professor in English & Creative Writing, and Director of the Writing Programme at the University of Exeter. His most recent books of poetry are Watersong (Shearsman Books, 2015) and Exurbia (Worple 2014). He has recently co-edited A Body of Work: an anthology of poetry and medical writing (Bloomsbury, 2015) with Dr Corinna Wagner, and edited and contributed to The Writing Occurs as Song: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader (Shearsman 2014). He published an historical novel, Apples & Prayers (Dean Street, 2015) and is working on a new novel, The Midnight Mechanic, centred around cholera and the sanitary developments in Victorian London.

There's a community of like-minded poets at The Poetry School which is always good to feel part of. It's especially good to be able to speak on the telephone to very helpful and friendly staff- a rarity these days in our increasingly isolating technological world.

– Spring 2017 Survey response

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