Poetry & Visual Art: Margate & London

Poetry & Visual Art: Margate & London

Be inspired by visual art on the gallery tour, then come together in part 2 to workshop your poems.

Poets have long drawn inspiration from painters and sculptors; with the rise of a new generation of artists challenging traditional media, can we find in them a source for poems which push boundaries in a similar manner? We will visit gallery spaces to engage with contemporary art and to encourage new poems in response. The course will be held over two Saturdays: the first day for gallery visits, the second day to workshop poems stemming from the gallery experience. The gallery day will take place at Turner Contemporary in Margate, where artist John Davies will give a talk on two major sculptural works, Scarecrows and My Ghosts. Participants will also have an opportunity to view a retrospective exhibition on Jean Arp, with particular focus on his poetry; and Tracey Emin’s controversial work, My Bed. This will be followed by a workshop session back at the Poetry School.

Please note: travel costs are not included here.

A two-day workshop running 10:30 – 16:30 on Saturday 18th November (Margate Gallery Day) and Saturday 9th December (Workshop Day).

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About Tamar Yoseloff View Profile

Tamar Yoseloff’s fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan; and a book with the artist David Harker. She is a London-based freelance tutor in creative writing, and runs site-specific writing courses for galleries such as the Hayward, the Royal Academy and the Tate. Her blog, Invective Against Swans, explores the intersections between poetry and visual art.

I made use of the bursary last year to attend Tammy’s (Yoseloff) class and I would not have been able to study without it! This year’s study and new found love of words has quite literally changed my life for the better. I’m so very happy to be writing and to have met such a wonderful bunch of Poets. I feel quite blessed.

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