Site-seeing (Autumn 2017)

Site-seeing (Autumn 2017)

Stay put and explore the rich and peculiar landscapes that roll under your poetry

Pack a bag. We’re going on a field trip. After a tour of all our favourite writing spots, we’ll set out to locate the places where our poems happen. On this course we’ll revisit the sites of poems. We’ll learn how to build poems on the move and how to read poems that are stuck to one specific spot. We’ll take all our provisions along with us. Alice Oswald’s nightbook. Sean Borodale’s beekeeper’s veil. A handful of Emily Dickinson’s envelopes. Richard Long’s walking map. And we won’t need to go far. Most of us write at our desks, on the bus, in our beds. These are rich and peculiar landscapes that roll under our work. We just need to stay put and explore. (This is a repeat of a course that has run previously.)

5 fortnightly sessions over 10 weeks. Live chats on Wednesdays, 7-9pm GMT, first live chat starting 4 October.

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Holly Corfield Carr is a poet based in Bristol and Cambridge where she is completing a PhD on site-specific writing practices. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and was the winner of the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Her work has been performed on BBC Radio 3 and 4, published in Poetry and installed aboard a passenger ferry, inside an 18th-century crystal grotto and as a soundwork for a car park. In 2017 she was a Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust.

"Thank you for organising the Site Seeing course which I have found rewarding and testing. The tutoring was excellent and instructive and my colleagues engaged well in the course."

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