Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Space of the Poem

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Architecture Design by Pan Gongkai

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Glass Tank, Abercrombie, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


The Space 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 Yoseloff. 

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.