Get inspired with Nuar Alsadir and learn how to follow the unconscious impulses of your early drafts.
Explore the unique effects that poetry can have on readers with celebrated US-poet Nuar Alsadir. In this workshop you will investigate the different kinds of communication poetry engages in, how these work, as well as which mode you gravitate towards as reader and writer. You’ll get the chance to produce new writing in the session and consider how these new poems might connect with future readers. Taking inspiration from texts outside of what might conventionally be considered poetry and through stimulating in-class exercises you will explore the different effects that you can elicit in readers, ways to incorporate techniques from other media into your writing, and consider how best to follow the desires and impulses of your early sketches into finished pieces.
Tuesday 10 July. One-day workshop, 10.30am – 4.30pm.
This workshop will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.
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 Nuar Alsadir View Profile
Nuar Alsadir is a poet, writer and psychoanalyst. Her most recent book, Fourth Person Singular, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2017. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Granta, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, tender, Poetry London and The Poetry Review; and a collection of her poems, More Shadow Than Bird, was published by Salt in 2012. She is on the faculty at New York University, a fellow at The New York Institute for the Humanities, and works as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York.
‘The Poetry School is an amazing resource for the practicing poet, bringing experience and creativity from dedicated tutors, who can help students to find ways in to writing and to writing better as well as bringing their attention to contemporary poets they may not have discovered for themselves.’