Ekphrastic Poetry with Sinéad Morrissey

16:00–18:00 | Newcastle University | FULLY BOOKED

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Workshops are held on the Newcastle University campus. Exact location TBC.

Fully Booked


In this workshop we will be exploring ekphrasis: poetry which responds to visual art. We will consider the complex relationship between word and image, and work specifically with visual description in poetry. We will be ‘reading’ art, and poems about art, and writing some new ekphrastic poems of our own.

Sinéad Morrissey was born in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity College, Dublin, from which she took her PhD in 2003. She has been a contributor to PN Review since 1994. Her five collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005), Through the Square Window (2009) and the T.S. Eliot Prize-winning Parallax (2013) all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New Zealand and is now Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.