This masterclass relates Cherry’s research around the Irish Famine and forced emigration to issues of form, musicality and activating the archive in socially engaged poetry. It will include close readings of refugee poets from Warsan Shire and Ocean Vuong to Nick Makoha and Vahni Capildeo and encourage students to explore issues around borders, whether geopolitical, sexual and/or psychological, that we erect to block understanding and inclusivity.
Participants will be invited to send one A-4 poem three weeks in advance and will be used as the platform from which to collectively discuss editing strategies and give feedback.
This masterclass has a strict number of attendees, on a first come, first serve basis. You must send your poem to Emer Lyons: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30th of September if accepted.
|Date||Wednesday, 30 October 2019|
|Time||12:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Department||Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies|
|Location||1W1 : 1st floor, Burns building, Albany Street|
|Contact Name||Emer Lyons, Research Assistant, Irish Studies|