First, are you our sort of person? – I, you, they and us poetry workshop with Alan Buckley
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Who this event is for
Executive Suite (128), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
Frank O’Hara famously described his work as “I do this I do that”
poetry. The free verse lyric, where an “I” shares – in an informal tone of
voice – their observations and reflections with the reader, has come to
dominate contemporary English language poetry. This workshop will explore how
writing in the second and third person, and first person plural, can broaden
our range as writers, and enable us to write more deeply into our own
experience. The main focus of the day will be on close readings of published
poems; rather than generating new material, participants are invited to bring
two of their existing poems to be worked on by themselves and others. These
should be written in the first person and either early drafts, or poems that
the writer is open to radically revising.
Alan Buckley was brought up
on Merseyside. He came to Oxford to study English and has lived here ever
since. He has had two pamphlets published, Shiver
(tall-lighthouse 2009) and The Long Haul
(HappenStance 2016). His poems have appeared in a wide range of magazines and
anthologies, most recently The Caught
Habits of Language and The Forward
Book of Poetry 2018. He is a poetry editor at ignitionpress, and a school writer-in-residence for the charity
Cost: £45 (excluding lunch) and £40 (excluding lunch) for Brookes students and staff.