Poetry that Travels

Poetry that Travels

After a year spent in one place, join us for some poetic travel!

*  To ensure the safety of our tutors and students, this course will take place on video-conferencing platform, ZOOM *

What if we could write the world in poetry? These days, we travel more through our screens than with our bodies; in this course we’ll remember the trips we’ve taken and dream the ones to come. We’ll take our travelogues and turn them into poems, considering the vital questions: What does it mean to bring a foreign gaze to a place, as a poet and as a human? What responsibilities do we have when we tell stories about other places? How does being in motion change the poems we write, on the molecular level?

In this course we’ll take inspiration from poets including Tom Sleigh, Jennifer Grotz, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Bishop, and Ben Clark, amongst others. We’ll write together, play games, and workshop our poems; this course is meant for any level, from experienced poets who want to find new pathways in their work, to those who are venturing for the first time into poetry.

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays 7–9pm, starts 13 May 2021.

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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About Rebecca Levi View Profile

Rebecca Levi is a poet, musician, and translator based in Chile. Originally from New York City, she studied comparative literature at Yale University and poetry with Robert Pinsky at Boston University. Her poems and translations have been published in journals such as Columbia Journal and No Tokens Magazine, by Princeton University Press and Broadstone Books, and in The Times Literary Supplement as a winner of the Mick Imlah Poetry Prize. Rebecca composes and performs music that crosses borders, as a soloist and with her Medellín-based band, Debarro. She has been an educator for thirteen years, with a focus in early childhood music, youth orchestra, and creative writing, and her teaching has taken her around the world, from Peru to Venezuela to India. Rebecca teaches in English, Spanish, and Italian.

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– Autumn 2020 survey response

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