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Everything you wanted to know about poetry but didn’t dare ask

Join publisher and poetry consultant Jenny Swann for this workshop exploring a selection of poems to see whether and how they work.

Wed, 25 Sep 2019
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Mansfield Library
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Poetry is an adventure. Some of us set off fearful that everybody else understands what's going on in a poem, whereas we may feel confused, inadequate, bewildered even. Some poems speak to one person but not another. This workshop explores a selection of poems to see whether and how they work.

Join publisher and poetry consultant Jenny Swann as we all expose our own ignorance, misunderstandings and general confusion on the path to enlightenment. By the end, we're hoping that all of us will be the richer for sharing our unknowns and our humanity, and will come to poetry with renewed excitement and faith in our own thought-processes.

If there's a particular poem that has always stumped you, or left you blank, or made you hate it, bring it along to share and discuss.

Jenny Swann is a publisher and poetry consultant. She set up and ran Candlestick Press from 2008-2016 and now runs One Plum Poem, working on all things poetry, including producing poetry cards and poetry podcasts. Her own poetry has been published in three collections and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She has led poetry workshops and other events at libraries in Manchester and Nottingham and in the Manchester Art Gallery, the V & A and other UK galleries.

Booking essential, Adults (16+)

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