Landscape / Portrait

Landscape / Portrait

Learn to look at the big picture when writing your poems

Taking you from initial sketches to the editing decisions involved in framing the finished piece, this course will teach you how to look at the bigger picture of your poems. Over five fortnightly sessions, we will use a range of playful and keen-eyed exercises borrowed from the best good lookers – poets but also painters, photographers, sculptors – to examine how you can make use of pattern, perspective or a carefully-positioned detail to bring real depth to the people and places of your written world.

5 fortnightly sessions on Mondays, 7pm – 9pm, starting 18th September.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

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Holly Corfield Carr is a poet based in Bristol and Cambridge where she is completing a PhD on site-specific writing practices. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and was the winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Her work has been performed on BBC Radio 3 and 4, published in Poetry and installed aboard a passenger ferry, inside an 18th-century crystal grotto and as a soundwork for a car park. In 2017 she was a Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust.

The Poetry School has changed my life and is one of my absolute joys.

- Autumn 2016 survey response

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