Workshop: Poetry & Voiceled by Katherine Gallagher
Dates: 2016-2020, London
NOTE: My Poetry & Voice Workshop will not be continuing in 2019-20.
Wanting to develop your poetry-skills, explore your poetry 'voice'?
Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published poet and experienced poetry tutor. She has six full-lengh ollections of poetry, including Tigers on the Silk Road (Arc Publications, 2000), Circus-Apprentice (Arc, 2006) and Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems, published in 2010. (See it at https://www.poetrykit.org).
Alison Brackenbury on Acres of Light These poems óffer a ‘joyful rinsing of the senses’
Penelope Shuttle on Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems:‘Gallagher is a poet of the eye, the rainbow and of all the feeling senses.’.
Moniza Alvi on Circus-Apprentice: : ‘poems of delicate perception and tenderness. the marvellously resonant Laanecoorie, and the sequence ’Áfter Kandinsky’, the collection’s fascinating, intricat ‘Patricia McCarthy (ed. Agenda) on Tigers on the Silk Road – ‘. . an impressive clarity and freshness of voice. . . . ’
Barnet Workshop - Ways into Writingled by Katherine Gallagher at Friends' House, Leicester Street, East Barnet, London. EN5.
Dates: 2019-2020, London
Pre-bookings and further details:Contact Katherine Gallagher
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Stevie Smith Poetry Workshop
STEVIE SMITH: THE OUTSIDER: AN ENIGMA
I was much too far out all my lifeHer life and poetry showed her to be loved but also the perennial ‘outsider’ – this is her paradox spelled out in her most important relationships: with her great ‘Lion Aunt’ and Palmers Green; with her job (the same one for thirty years); with God; and with Death – these all interrelating. Indeed, poetry became her fortress for, as she said, though ‘the human creature is alone in his carapace . . . poetry is a strong way out.’
Stevie Smith is witty, brilliant, funny, anarchic, humane. Participants will gain new insights into her relationship with her Muse:
Why does my Muse only speak when she is unhappy?The workshop will focus Stevie Smith’s life while concentrating on the legacy of her poetry, using some poems as ‘example’ inspirations for writing-exercises and feedback.
Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published poet and experienced tutor. She has six full collections of poetry, most recently Acres of Light (2016) and Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems (Arc Publications, 2010).
’THE BLOOD JET IS POETRY’: THE LEGACY OF SYLVIA PLATHWriting Workshop with Katherine Gallagher
Date and venue to be announced.
Fifty years after her death, Sylvia Plath continues to intrigue writers and readers. Unfortunately, the question of her role as a protagonist in the battle of the sexes, the tragedy of her suicide in February, 1963 and the causes that led up to it, have obscured her genius as a poet and her true legacy. Nevertheless, her iconic status has grown. Following her separation from Ted Hughes in September,1962, Plath moved to London with her two children and there over the next few months wrote the majority of her brilliant Ariel poems – ‘poems’ as she told her mother, ’that will make my name’.
This workshop will focus Plath’s life while concentrating on the legacy of her poetry – using some ‘example’ poems as inspirations for writing-exercises and feedback. Plath’s poems were innovatory – poems such as women hadn’t written before: personal, incantatory, visionary, raw.
Katherine Gallagher is a widely-published poet and experienced poetry tutor. She has five full collections of poetry, including most recently
Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems (Arc Publications, 2010).