Guided by Charles Olson’s essay ‘Projective Verse’ (1950), this 8-week course, that has been designed for those with some experience in reading and writing poetry, will explore open and less traditional verse forms in keeping with Denise Levertov’s dictum that a poem’s form “is never more than a revelation of content.”
By way of close reading and your own experiment, you will become familiar with the traditions of innovation behind contemporary practice. You will also have the opportunity to submit your poetry to the class for feedback and discussion in order to aid your own revision and to develop critical discourse.
Along with the other participants you will generate a dynamic and varied body of work with a polish specific to publication and / or performance. Most importantly, you will experience the challenge and energy of a collaborative course.
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About the tutor
Natasha Cuddington was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and holds a BA in Creative Writing and English Literature and an MA in Irish Studies. A writing facilitator with experience in a variety of contexts across twenty years, her translations, poetry, essays and reviews have appeared on both sides of the Atlantic. Her début poetry collection, Each of us (our chronic alphabets) was published by Arlen House (2018). In 2017, she was announced as the recipient of the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. Together with Ruth Carr, she co-curates the Of Mouth reading event series in Belfast.