Poetry enhances the depth of our connection to nature, connecting us more profoundly and personally to the natural world.
In this 4-week course you will be inspired by the wonderful range of traditional and contemporary nature poems, from the Romantics to the Eco-poets. Explore how the sensual pleasure of poetry relates to our experience of nature.
Through creative exercises you will develop your own natural poetic voice and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment.
Come and enjoy the wonderful landscape of nature poetry and the door it opens to the heart.
About the Tutor
Mary Montague is a poet and fiction writer.
Her poetry collections include ‘Black Wolf on a White Plain’ (Summer Palace Press 2001) and ‘Tribe’ (Dedalus Press 2008). She has been published in numerous journals, nationally and internationally, and has been widely anthologised, most recently in ‘Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry’ (Arlen House 2017). Her work has been translated into French, Italian and Russian. A love of the natural world informs much of her writing (she is a trained ornithologist).
She is also a qualified teacher with over 15 years experience of teaching in schools, as well as many years experience of facilitating and tutoring creative writing and poetry in a variety of settings including: Open College of the Arts; Stranmillis University College; MarketPlace Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh; First Steps Women’s Centre, Dungannon; Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast; and other places besides. She is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education, and of the Irish Writers Centre, through which she offers one-to-one mentoring. She was awarded a grant by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in 2017 for her fiction.
More details of Mary's work can be found online: marymontaguewritersite.wordpress.com