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Lisa Matthews: This line is not for turning

Date/Time: 21 April 2018 10:00

Venue: Percy Building, Newcastle University

Prose poetry – a fascinating chimera of form – continues to test literary boundaries. In this workshop, we will explore the possibilities (and limitations) of long-lined, un-turned poems. There’ll be encounters with famous prose poems (watch out Baudelaire); we’ll try on the form and mash up text blocks into textual mixtapes of squared-off verse, and by the end of the day you’ll leave with a seed packet of early drafts and maquettes.

Lisa Matthews is a poet, collaborative artist and writer-researcher in the final year of a PhD exploring the relationship between sequential poetics and prose poems.

Cost: £40 / £30

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