Poetry and cooking from your nan’s recipes – Saturday April 13th 2024 – 12:30 to 14: 30

£55.00

This class will look at ways we can follow in the footsteps of the great poets before us and how we can grow and learn from them and the blueprints they have left us, as the heirs, while laying out our own maps as writers.

Through close exploration and reading of a wide range of interesting and exciting poems, followed by several writing exercises, this class will inspire you to explore what cooking can teach us about writing poetry.

Description

Cooking, like poetry is steeped in rituals and traditions inherited from those who came before us.

This class will look at ways we can follow in the footsteps of the great poets before us and how we can grow and learn from them and the blueprints they have left us, as the heirs, while laying out our own maps as writers.

Through close exploration and reading of a wide range of interesting and exciting poems, followed by several writing exercises, this class will inspire you to explore what cooking can teach us about writing poetry.

We will explore the works of poets such as Mary Oliver, Ross Gay and Wendell Berry among  others.

This class aims to show you how you can continue cooking that favourite poem that inspired you to start writing, while creating your own poem; conversing with past poets and their work rather than copying. You will be shown how to steal their cooking ingredients to make your own poem.

We will consider what is ethical stealing and what is not.

If you are a concession ie unemployed/disabled/student and want to claim your £15 discount email me at editor@southbankpoetry.co.uk please note that we do not receive any funding and that we provide this concession ourselves