Read & Respond (Spring 2021)

Read & Respond (Spring 2021)

Join MA tutor Tamar Yoseloff for a close examination of many styles and approaches to hone your skills and bring your poetry to new and exciting places!

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

Starting from Picasso’s suggestion that ‘great artists steal’, this course will prioritise close reading of selected poems as inspiration for new work of your own. Each week we will begin by analysing all aspects of a selected poem (works for discussion will be chosen from a broad range of periods and genres) and discuss its meanings, themes, structure, and technical aspects. The second half of each session will be devoted to workshopping participants’ poems, which will be informed by technical, linguistic, or thematic aspects of the previous weeks’ featured work. Through examination of other styles and approaches, we’ll expand our poetic knowledge, enhance our technical skills, and extend our writing into new realms.

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays, 6.45–8.45pm, starts 12 January. This is the second of a three-term course. Students from term one will be given priority booking for this course. General booking for any remaining places will open on 23 November.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

Image credit: Jason Leung

About Tamar Yoseloff View Profile

Tamar Yoseloff’s sixth collection, The Black Place, was published by Seren in 2019. She’s 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 artist Linda Karshan; and a book with artist Charlotte Harker. She’s a freelance tutor in creative writing, and runs poetry courses for galleries including the Hayward, the RA, and the National Gallery. She’s a lecturer on the Poetry School / Newcastle University MA in Writing Poetry. 

'The Poetry School has been integral in developing my creative practise. Here I have found a community of poets and made new friends, some of whom I have gone on to artistically collaborate with. I have learnt a great deal and have been taught by some fantastic contemporary poets. It has also been a nurturing space, somewhere just for me, to grow and be myself away from the daily stresses of every day life.'

– Spring 2020 survey response.

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