Black Poets Masterclass: African Poets, Part 2
With Dzifa Benson
Arvon is proud to be partnering with Obsidian, RSL, The National Poetry Library and The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society to host The Black Poets Masterclass Series.
Each month from May to December 2023, four award-winning poets will explore four distinct areas of the Black poetry canon, looking at Black writers past and present from Africa, the US, the Caribbean and the UK.
Join Karen McCarthy Woolf for the fifth session of the Black Poets Masterclass Series.
Karen McCarthy Woolf’s An Aviary of Small Birds was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. Her latest book is Seasonal Disturbances, which explores nature, the city, the sacred and the self.
The series is not-for-profit and everyone is welcome. We encourage anyone in a position to do so to pay-it-forward by paying the full price. Any profits from the series will fund a bursary for Black writers to come on an Arvon residential of their choice in 2024. Each session is £17.50, with half-price concessions and fully funded places available.
Join us over the course of eight months for a deep dive into the Black poetry canon, equipping you to explore what a decolonised poetry canon might look like and future-proofing the names of Black poets at risk of being forgotten.
Other Masterclasses in the Black Poets Masterclass Series:
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With Dzifa Benson
Writing nature now
Looking at Imagery with a Watchmaker's Eye
Joining the Poetic Conversation
How to Get the Best from Working with a Producer
Holding on and Letting Go: Writing the Body in Grief
Q&A and Reading