Join award-winning poet Jane Clarke for this inspiring and encouraging online poetry writing course. The eight sessions will explore how to write poems that are moving and memorable. Each session will focus on one aspect of writing, (language, imagery, form, rhyme, rhythm, drafting, perspective, motivation) through input and a writing exercise. Jane will also provide a writing prompt at the end of every session. This workshop is aimed at emerging poets and is suitable for both beginners and intermediate.
Participants may be given assignments to work on between sessions. These solo writing exercises would normally have taken place during classroom hours but as the workshop will take place via Zoom instead, this writing time will take place offline outside class hours.
Jane Clarke is the author of two poetry collections, The River and When the Tree Falls (Bloodaxe Books 2015 & 2019), as well as an illustrated chapbook, All the Way Home, (Smith|Doorstop 2019).
In 2020 When the Tree Falls was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Farmgate Café National Poetry Award as well as being longlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. Four of her poems feature in Staying Human (Bloodaxe Books 2020) and one of the poem in When the Tree Falls features in The Forward Book of Poetry 2021. In 2016 she won the Hennessy Literary Award for Emerging Poetry and the inaugural Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award. She was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Literary Bursary in 2017.