MPU Workshop with Michael Farrell
Places: 10 participants
What makes your poetry yours? Where has it come from and where is it going? We will break down the components of writing a poem, beginning with titles. Are they more than labels? Can they lift our poems—even generate them? We will discuss our reading and writing practices, and how we might extend and/or vary them. Do we each have a poetics? A theory of what poetry is? If so, what is it, and how does it connect to our being in the world? Thinking through these questions, and our uses of image, voice and form, this workshop provides a space for not just writing another poem but writing towards a poem at a new level.
Michael Farrell has a PhD in Literary Studies from the University of Melbourne. His poems have been published in Australian and international journals and anthologies. His collection, I Love Poetry (Giramondo), won the Queensland Literary Awards for poetry in 2018. His latest collection is Family Trees (Giramondo).