Workshops are held on the Newcastle University campus. Exact location TBC.Book Here
This workshop will look at the use of “source materials” – from archival papers to literary allusion; pop culture, translation and centos – to explore the act of “poetic decreation”, of using and abusing the collective past to produce new poems. Ranging from philosophical discussion to practical writing exercises, we will aim to think about what Eliot called “not only… the pastness of the past, but… its presence”, and to think about how this might help us inform and improve our own writing.
Ahren Warner’s first collection, Confer (Bloodaxe Books, 2011), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2013. He was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2010 and an Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2012. His second collection, Pretty (Bloodaxe Books, 2013), was another Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His third collection, Hello. Your promise has been extracted, is due from Bloodaxe in October 2017. He is Poetry Editor of Poetry London and currently lives in London and Paris.