Residential Poetry Course
9th-14th April 2018
Tutors: Kim Moore and Helen Mort
Treloyhan Manor Hotel, Carbis Bay, Saint Ives TR26 2AL
Includes breakfast, three course evening meals, accommodation, workshops and tutorials.
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The Unsaid: poetry and breathing space
What can poems say indirectly? What does the writer choose to leave out and why? Can silence be loud? How do successful poems use blank space? How do poets use repetition, interruption or distraction ? On this course, we’ll look at (and challenge) the power of ‘the unsaid’ in writing. There will be plenty of workshops and time to write your own poems, as well as opportunities for feedback on your work from the group, and a one-to-one tutorial with one of the tutors. There will also be readings from the tutors and a guest poet will perform mid-week. The course fee includes workshops, accommodation, breakfast, three course evening meals and a cream tea each day.
Helen Mort has published two collections with Chatto & Windus, Division Street (2013) and No Map Could Show Them (2016). She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School (MMU) and a former Poet in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust. She also writes short stories, drama and fiction. In 2014, she won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection.
Kim Moore’s first collection The Art of Falling was published by Seren in 2015. A poem from this collection was shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Her first pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and went on to be shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award and named in The Independent as a Book of the Year. She is one of five UK poets chosen to take part in Versopolis, a European funded project to bring the work of UK poets to an international audience. She is currently a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University.
GUEST READER: TO BE ANNOUNCED