Poetry & Fashion

Poetry & Fashion

Explore how the textures of fashion and poetry intertwine, before using clothing as stimulus to generate new poems.

In this workshop we’ll be using fashion/clothing as a stimulus to generate new poems. There are many similarities between a fashion designer and a writer – both are concerned with visual stimuli, varying textures, cutting away, and creating a recognisable signature style.

Over the day, we’ll look at new and fun ways to approach poems, working to identify our own signature styles by viewing a poem as a piece of item we wear, similar to our clothes, which represents our personalities in one form or another. We’ll look at a range of poets who exemplify this approach, including Sharon Olds, Angel Nafis, Caleb Femi, and more.

This course is a half-day workshop running 10:30am – 1pm on Friday 27 July and is part of our Summer School. To find out more about the courses in the Summer School, please see here.

Image credit: ‘Maia Valenzuela’

About Theresa Lola View Profile

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian Poet, she was shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize, and the 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize: She is editor of FourHubs magazine. She co-runs RAP Party with Inua Ellams, an event in celebration of the bridges between poetry and Hip Hop.

‘I do not have a community of poets around me, and as a new poet, this was the first time I shared my work with anybody. The Poetry School is very supportive environment for newbies!!’

– Spring 2018 survey response

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