Uses of the Past

Uses of the Past

“I'm never going back, the past is in the past” – Elsa of Arendelle

Join poet Andy Brown to ask how might poets respond to events, characters, objects, images and ideas from the past? What does writing about the past tell us about our present? What about the deep past? More recent history? How does personal history intersect with recorded history? How does poetry express these things in unique and memorable ways?

5 fortnightly sessions on Thursdays, 7–9pm, starting 23 January.

All sessions will be at Exeter Community Centre, 17 St. Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG.

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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Andy Brown‘s collection Casket (Shearsman) responds to an Anglo-Saxon treasure box, while Watersong (Shearsman) deals with Exeter’s C19th cholera epidemic. His book Bloodlines (Worple Press) explores personal medical history and recorded medical history. He is also the author of an historical novel Apples & Prayers (Dean Street).

‘It helped me become a Jerwood/Arvon mentee.’

– Summer 2019 survey response

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