Poetry workshop in Perth: “Writing for the Ear” 25 July 2020

Photo of Michael McClure reading poetry to lions, San Francisco Zoo, 1966

Poetry workshop in Perth: Writing for the Ear

A rare opportunity to write with me!

10:30am-1:30pm, 25 July 2020
WA Poets Inc (WAPI), Bon Marche Arcade, 74-80 Barrack Street, Perth 6000
$20 for WAPI members, $25 non-members
Limit of 18 people.
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Thomas Campion (1567-1620) said that poetry is “a system of linked sounds”. Dylan Thomas said he wrote for the ear, rather than the eye. By example, discussion and experiment, we will discover how contemporary poets use the music of language to affect the reader’s consciousness.

  • Different kinds of pause and silence
  • Types of line break and their effects
  • Consonance, assonance and rhyme, and their effects
  • An introduction to the principles underlying rhythm and cadence in English-language poetry

Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BKHRS

COVID-19 safety procedures in place:

  • Attendance limit: 18
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Venue cleaned prior to event
  • Venue set up to maximise social distancing
  • Coffee/tea available in paper cups, or bring your own cup/drink
  • List of attendants kept through TryBooking , in the event of contact tracing being necessary

Perth Poetry Club Poetry Zoom 20 June 2020

Poetry Zooms are awesome! I’m the featured guest in Perth Poetry Club‘s online gathering on 20 June.

Not a Poetry Zoom: Jackson reading live at Perth Poetry Club

Plus open mike.

20 June 2020
2-4pm WST Perth time
4-6pm EST Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra time

Poetry zoom details for Perth Poetry Club:

Poetry Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 942 971 412
Password: 747576

perthpoetryclub.com
Perth Poetry Club on Facebook

That Poetry Zoom 1 June 2020 (Smiths Canberra)

Poetry Zoom fans, on 1 June I’m featuring online in That Poetry Zoom, the online manifestation of Canberra’s excellent weekly poetry show normally held at Smiths Alternative.

That Poetry Zoom

Plus open mike.

Monday 1 June 2020
5pm WST (Perth/Beijing time)
7pm EST (Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney time)

Poetry Zoom meeting details:

The Zoom meeting link will be posted in the facebook event about half an hour before the show.

Not a Poetry Zoom: Jackson reading live