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Poetry and the Dictionary Workshop

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


Did you know?

The word ‘esquivalience’, which appears in the New Oxford American Dictionary, was invented by one of the editors to catch out plagiarists.


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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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 course with The Poetry School, and see where your imagination leads you.

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