10 Ways Into Poetry with Felicity Plunkett
from 31 Aug 2022 - 7 p.m. to 31 Aug 2022 8:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Cost: $10 recommended donation
For those new to poetry, or those interested in new doorways and windows, this workshop will provide approaches, resources, encouragement and inspiration.
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There’s no one way into reading and writing poetry. In this workshop, your guide Felicity Plunkett will suggest ten. Because, as Rita Dove writes, ‘poetry is language at its most distilled and powerful’, it can feel thrilling, intimidating – or both – to begin. In his poem ‘To the reader’ Rowan Ricardo Phillips describes feeling something ‘tighten and crack like frightened wings on fire’ when we read and write poetry, while Tracy K. Smith describes entering a poem ‘like a stranger in somebody else’s home’.
Felicity is a poet and critic. Her books are A Kinder Sea (UQP), Vanishing Point (UQP) and the chapbook Seastrands (Vagabond). Felicity was University of Queensland Press Poetry Editor for a decade and edited Thirty Australian Poets (UQP). She has a PhD from Sydney University and is a widely-published reviewer and essayist. Felicity works as an editor and mentor developing other writers’ work, as well as with students and teachers. Her latest essay ‘Plath Traps’ is published by Sydney Review of Books.