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Seán Hewitt

Poetry Workshop: Queer Natures

Zoom-based event

Wednesday 3 November, 7pm
£20 [Only 30 places available]

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"Seán Hewitt understands that poetic form is sacred and mysterious. In these godforsaken times his reverent procedures are food for the soul" -- Michael Longley

 

Gerard Manley Hopkins's sonnet Pied Beauty praises 'All things counter, original, spare, strange'.

 

In this workshop, we will follow suit, exploring nature’s infinite variety and flamboyance. We will look at how poets have sought out its queerness, its eroticism and its plurality; and we’ll also write poems that seek out the queerness of the natural world, celebrating it (and ourselves) along the way.

 

About ​Seán Hewitt

Seán Hewitt's debut collection, Tongues of Fire [Jonathan Cape, 2020], was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Dalkey Literary Award, and the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize.

 

He is Poetry Critic for The Irish Times and teaches Modern British & Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin. His memoir, All Down Darkness Wide, will be published in 2022.

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