Exploring Poetry Workshop


Suitable for ages 16+

Come along to our Exploring Poetry session with Anna Woodford, where you can read and discuss contemporary poetry in a friendly environment. Exploring Poetry is for anyone who wants to find out more about contemporary poetry, how to read it and which poets to look out for.

You will then get to listen to poet Clare Shaw who will be reading from her latest collection ‘Flood’.

Exploring Poetry

Anna Woodford will work with you to share ideas about what works and how poetry makes you feel. You should come away with an idea of which contemporary poets you might enjoy and ideas of what to read next. The session is relaxed and informal, and no knowledge of poetry is required.

Poetry Reading with Clare Shaw

Following Exploring Poetry, Clare Shaw will be reading from her latest collection ‘Flood’.

Clare Shaw has three poetry collections from Bloodaxe: Straight Ahead (2006), which attracted a Forward Prize Highly Commended for Best Single Poem; and Head On (2012), which is, according to the Times Literary Supplement, ‘fierce … memorable and visceral’. Her third collection, Flood, was published in June 2018. Often addressing political and personal conflict, her poetry is fuelled by a strong conviction in the transformative and redemptive power of language.

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