Transformative Poetry

Transformative Poetry

Transform yourself and the world around you through the power of poetry.

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

Poetry is full of transformations – creaturely, holy, wild, and commonplace – but it also has the power to be transformative. A poem can transform experience into art, transform its writer, its readers, and perhaps even the world beyond.

Join award-winning poet Liz Berry for an exploration of the power of poetry and how we can begin to write the poems which will really transform us. In this supportive, friendly workshop you’ll read and share poems which have changed things; discover how to push your own poems in new and meaningful ways; and work as a group to spread a little Guerrilla poetry joy!

3 monthly sessions on Saturdays, 12–3pm: 26 September, 24 October, 5 December, all of which will take place on Zoom.

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

Image credit: Yoal Desurmont

About Liz Berry View Profile

Liz Berry‘s first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto, 2014), described as a “sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands” (the Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018.

‘The Poetry School gives me the opportunity to develop and extend my poetry practice in an inclusive environment.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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