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Inventing a language

GENRE: Poetry
Lumb Bank

“Resist much, obey little,” said Whitman. Is this how originality is born? This course argues that every poet’s truest uniqueness is founded in the language she/he invents, and that this is her/his primary responsibility. A language unlike any other is comprised of many elements: word-choice, metaphor, imagery and the appeal of rhythm to the unconscious. In workshops, through writing exercises and discussions of choices, you will explore ways of making your language utterly your own.

Single room price: £750
Shared room price: £700

Grants are available to help with the course fee
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