Literary Locomotion: The Poetry of Movement

Literary Locomotion: The Poetry of Movement

Explore poems on the pleasures and pains of bodily effort.

A celebration of what the body can do, this workshop will look closely at physical feats we may take for granted and ask how we can make our everyday movements recognisable but new? A chance to explore poems on the pleasures and pains of exertion, our physical limits and the attraction of risk; we will consider emotional reactions triggered by bodily effort, and what happens when physical odds must be overcome. When Vona Groarkejumps from a pier, we watch her ‘toss every bone and sinew to the plunge’ and I want to join her. Come and write new poems full of energy, movement and locomotion.

Saturday 21 July. One-day workshop, 10.30am – 4.30pm.

This workshop will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU.  The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.

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Rebecca Goss’s second collection Her Birth (Carcanet, 2013), was shortlisted for The 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection, The Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 and The Portico Prize for Literature 2015. In 2014 Rebecca was selected for The Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets. Twitter: @gosspoems.

‘The Poetry School has helped me create work which has gone on to be published. It has helped me to improve and to gain confidence as both a writer and reader of poetry. And it has made me feel part of a wider community of poets and poetry lovers.’

Autumn 2017 Survey response

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