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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,…

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Open Workshop: ‘Poetry (in)Formal’

‘How does a mountain occur to you? How can it?’ (‘Towards Suaineabhal’, Nichola Deane) How do you choose a form for your poem? Wrong question.  How do you let the form find you? A better approach. Better… but perhaps it’s best to ask how the words find their own form, and, at their best, become…

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