Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Poetry Masterclass:
The Heart's Archeology

with Sarah Howe

Date: Sunday March 26th
Venue: dlr LexIcon
Time: 10.30am
Cost: €25 (max. 25 participants)
Age: Adults

'[G]uessing is always / more fun than knowing', Auden suggests in his poem 'Archaeology.'

With its stories of impermanence, chance and recovery, archaeology has been a fruitful subject for poems, as well as a potent metaphor for more personal kinds of searching. In this generative workshop, we will look at how recent poets have used the pursuit of buried remnants to explore our relationship with the past, both individual and historical.

Writing exercises will aim to prompt new poems, encouraging participants to mine and discover their own symbolic 'finds': images that will serve as vessels of story, myth, heritage, and emotion.

As places are limited, applicants are asked to apply by submitting three poems to:
before 5pm on Monday 6th March.

If applicable, a list of recent publications should be included in the submission.

Sarah Howe