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The Politics & Practice of Socially Engaged Poetry, a masterclass by Cherry Smyth

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: emer.lyons@otago.ac.nz by the 30th of September if accepted.

Date Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Time 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Open Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentCentre for Irish and Scottish Studies
Location1W1 : 1st floor, Burns building, Albany Street
CostFREE
Contact NameEmer Lyons, Research Assistant, Irish Studies
Contact Emailemer.lyons@otago.ac.nz

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