Black Poets Masterclass: African Poets, Part 2
With Dzifa Benson
How do poets make very little space do a lot? What can we learn from the distilled expression of tiny poems?
Experienced poet Rory Waterman leads a creative workshop exploring very short poems. Looking in detail at a selection of short work by a range of poets, you will learn about the power of inference, concision, and evocation. Through generative writing exercises, you will explore the elements that make up the miniature form, including metre, rhyme, line breaks, imagery, and metaphor. During this inspiring and supportive masterclass, you will discover the joy of brevity and precision, and how to make a little do a lot. You will develop a new toolbox of techniques for writing you own very short poems that surprise and sing beyond themselves.
The Masterclass will be delivered via Zoom webinar, so you can take the session at your own pace, without the pressure of having your video or camera on. Sessions are also recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you will have access to the recording for a month afterwards.
As part of our effort to increase participation in the arts, a limited number of half-price concessions are available for this course at checkout. There are a limited number of free subsidised places for those who cannot afford the concession price.
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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