Transreading Interdisciplinary Poetic Writing with Prototype

Transreading Interdisciplinary Poetic Writing with Prototype

Experiment with hybrid and interdisciplinary approaches to poetic writing with Prototype Publishing.

In recent years, poetry and poetic writing has increasingly migrated away from the page or the traditional book form to other media, modes and methods of working, including poets and writers working across literary publishing, gallery and art writing practices, filmmaking, performance and photography. 

In this course, we will discuss and experiment with ekphrastic and interdisciplinary writing, considering its potential as an artistic and literary practice, as well as discussing the strategies, challenges and excitement of developing an audience for it. 

At Prototype, we feel strongly about the aesthetic, material form of poetry, both in the way it is conceived and written, and the form in which it is produced and shared with readers. Drawing on examples from our catalogue of hybrid publications, we will develop an understanding of what ‘interdisciplinary’ poetic writing is, and its broad and expansive potential, and how such an approach can liberate your own writing practice. 

Our discussions will focus on hybridity as a method and form, collaboration, ways of reimagining work for the page and vice-versa, as well as approaches towards publishing interdisciplinary projects. By the end of the course, you will have the conceptual understanding and practical skills to develop your own interdisciplinary poetic project, as well as an expanded knowledge of other seminal works in this exciting field.  

The course is designed for both those who are already working on interdisciplinary projects and would like some guidance on how to develop their work further, and those who are new to poetry and interested in exploring the liberating potential of this approach to writing.

5 fortnightly sessions over 10 weeks. No live chats. Suitable for UK & International students.

To apply for a concessionary rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to administ[email protected]. Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]. For more information visit our Online Courses page. 

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About Jess Chandler View Profile

Jess Chandler is a publisher and editor and runs the independent publishing houses Prototype and House Sparrow Press. She was a co-founder of Test Centre, which ran from 2011 to 2018, publishing innovative works of poetry and fiction. She has worked as an editor at Reaktion Books, as the Digital Editor of Poetry London, and as a researcher and producer on factual television programmes. Jess has extensive experience editing and publishing a range of books, from fiction and poetry to illustrated art books, literary biography, history, and philosophy. As an editor, she specialises in poetry and hybrid, multidisciplinary works. 

‘I have been introduced to the writing of poets I may never have otherwise come across, both in terms of the study materials and my fellow poetry students. It has been life changing on a really intrinsic level. I have met and formed friendships with poets across the world and across generations - hugely enriching!’

– Spring 2023 School Survey

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