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Open Workshop: ‘Invisible Dark Matter’

What small objects keep you awake at night, and which ones do you often lose, or have intimate relationships with? What was the last genuinely challenging idea you heard or read about?

In this new Open Workshop, poet Simon Pomery will encourage you to take objects, preferably small ones with little or no poetical history, and try to link them to ideas outside of poetry. You will learn ways of breaking your syntax and experimenting with thought patterns, and read poems that will hopefully inspire you into establishing contact between things and ideas.


Title: ‘Invisible Dark Matter’

OPEN WORKSHOP STARTS – Thursday 11 June 2015

POEM SUBMISSION DEADLINE – Thursday 18 June 2015

LIVE CHAT – Thursday 25 June 2015, 7-9pm GMT

To book your place, please email [email protected]

Note: places are given on a first-come first-served basis, but priority may be given to first-time students.


Simon Pomery’s poetry has been published online and in print by 3am magazine, The White Review, the TLS, P.N. Review, Poetry London, and Edinburgh Review. His sequence of poems on the music of Steve Reich is here: and a pamphlet of poems, The Stream, was published in 2010 by tall-lighthouse. He has taught poetry and sound workshops for Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, South London Gallery, Sound Fjord, the Mary Ward Centre, and Open University.


Open Workshops runs a free writing workshop every month, open to all CAMPUS members, ranging from practical exercises, technical masterclasses, to new and experimental approaches to making poetry. Email [email protected] for more information.

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