The Decisive Moment Studio

The Decisive Moment Studio

Explore what matters to you most by mining moments of magnitude in your life.

‘When you’re in a very quiet place, when you’re remembering, when you’re savoring an image, when you’re allowing your mind calmly to leap from one thought to another, that’s a poem.’ – Naomi Shihab Nye

Our lives are full of poetry. Any given moment could offer a potential seedling for your next poem. In this studio however, we will be zoom in on the moments of magnitude in our lives to uncover fertile ground for new work. We all have memories tied to specific moments, where things have been revealed, discovered, understood and have left us changed forever. In this studio we will focus on the specificity of these moments to shed light on the things sometimes hardest to write about. Together we will explore poetry by writers such as Rachel Richardson, Terrance Hayes, Sharon Olds, Carl L Gloor and more to inspire our own writing and uncover the power that specificity and detailed imagery around a certain moment can have on our work. By committing to the minutiae of the moment, we will discover new ways into the themes we hold dearest.

Studios are three week intensive courses. Reading material will be distributed before the course begins. There are no live chats so they are suitable for both UK & International students. 

For more information visit our Online Courses page.

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About Remi Graves View Profile

Remi Graves is a London-based poet, facilitator and drummer. A former Barbican Young Poet, her work has been commissioned by St Paul’s Cathedral and Visit England. Her past projects include a residency at Croydon Library with Spine Festival and she held the role of Digital Poet in Residence with 1215.today and the Poetry School. Remi’s poems can be found in publications such as Skin Deep, Orlando Zine and NON Quarterly. Remi was a 2017 National Poetry Day Ambassador and is a 2018 Toast poet, she has performed at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Tate Modern, St Paul’s and more.

‘The Poetry School and its tutors has restored my confidence in my poetry and process, given me new avenues of reading and thought, along with connecting me to like-minded, but still different, practitioners.’

Spring 2018 survey response

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