The Space of the Poem
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Who this event is for
Glass Tank, Abercrombie, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
of the Poem poetry writing workshop with Tamar Yoseloff
Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is delighted to invite
you to a special day-long poetry writing workshop with celebrated poet Tamar
The workshop will take place on Saturday 22 October
from 10.30-16.30 and is designed to coincide with an exhibition by acclaimed
Chinese artist Pan Gongkai running in Brookes’s Glass Tank Gallery.
Pan Gongkai’s interests encompass both the
experimental and practical dimensions of architecture. In this workshop we will
consider ideas of space as a social, political and cultural construct; and as a
determining factor in how we place a poem in either a two-dimensional or
three-dimensional setting. Taking the exhibition as starting point, we will
look at examples of Chinese painting, concrete poetry and text-based sculpture
as a way of generating new poems – participants will be encouraged to share
their first drafts during the session.
About the tutor
Tamar Yoseloff is a London-based freelance tutor in
creative writing, and runs site-specific writing courses for galleries such as
the Hayward, the Royal Academy and the Tate. She is currently a visiting guest
lecturer at Newcastle University and a tutor on the Poetry School / Newcastle
University MA in Writing Poetry.
Her fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren
in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly,
a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions,
2012), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with
the artist Linda Karshan; and a book with the artist David Harker.