Making a Mess

Making a Mess

Seeking out failure, mess, and happy accidents in your writing with Kayo Chingonyi

Drawing on the work of poet and performer Douglas Kearney, as well as various theories of creativity, this session will look at ways of encouraging spontaneity in the creative process by seeking out methods that allow for failure, mess, and the happy accidents that occur in the moment.

This is a half-day workshop running 14:00 –16:30 on Monday July 24th. 

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Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). Kayo has been invited to read from his work around the world and his poems have been translated into Spanish, German, and Swedish. He was awarded the 2012 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and served as Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, is published by Chatto & Windus

‘I have enjoyed every course I have done at the Poetry School and feel it is a very warm and stimulating learning community’

– Spring 2017 Survey response

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