Friday, January 26, 2007

Image Making

Giorgio de Chirico
The Uncertainty of the Poet 1913

How I'd love to do this poetry course at the Tate from February. I heard Pascale read last year, and left with my mind full of images and an urge to get back to the page. Anyway, hopefully someone will go and tell us all about it. Here are the details:
New Poetry from Great Art
Led by award-winning poet Pascale Petit
Mondays 5 February 2007 – 26 March 2007, 18.30–20.00

In this eight-week course participants have the opportunity to write new poetry provoked by the art on view at Tate Modern. Creative writing exercises are offered to encourage magical engagement with art. Sessions will include time spent in the Poetry and Dream and Material Gestures wings – wherever poems can be surprised into being. Contemporary world poetry is also discussed to further fire the imagination. Expect to be inspired and become an image-maker with words.

This course is open to both beginners and experienced writers.

Pascale Petit has published four prize-winning poetry collections and was twice short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize. A Next Generation Poet, she has been Poetry Editor of Poetry London, a founding tutor of The Poetry School and Poet in Residence for the Guardian.

Tate Modern Throughout the gallery
£120 (£95 concessions), booking required
Price includes drinks afterwards

And writing prompt 19-2007: The Poetry and Dream Wing

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