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Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop

Discover poetry's collision with the dictionary and re-make language in this one-day poetry course with Kate Potts.
Lambeth
In-person
£58 pp
6hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Discover poetry's collision with the dictionary and re-make language in this one-day poetry course with Kate Potts.

In this workshop

How might poets use, publicise and critique the dictionary in their work?

Discover poetry's collision with the dictionary through the work of Kei Miller, Mary Kinzie, Solmaz Sharif and Sarah Howe.

You will experiment with dictionary definition form, Oulipan dictionary-related constraints, and dialect words, re-making the language for your own poetic purposes and creating new poems for your collection.

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Age Requirement

This class is suitable for all agesAll students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Ready to write poetry?

The Poetry School has 20 years of experience in nurturing new poets through an intriguing and accessible teaching programme and a range of professional development opportunities. They are the biggest provider of poetry education in the UK - wow! So come and join in - learn to write, read, perform and publish in a supportive community of like-minded beginner and experienced writers.

All poets of all stages are welcome - from the nervous beginner to the seasoned professional. If you have a desire to start putting the best words in the best order, try a workshop or a…

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Class Location
The Poetry School
Lambeth
81 Lambeth Walk
SE11 6DX
London
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