Seren Events

The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

Saturday 4th May, 16:00

Join two fantastic Seren poets, reading their work at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Ross Cogan’s startling collection Bragr (Seren 2018) connects with the dynamic dreamtime of nature and magic. The hauntingly beautiful poems reinvent Norse myth and legend to explore urgent environmental issues such as habitat loss and global warming. A rigorous intelligence meets an adept sensitivity in the debut collection by Paul Deaton. A Watchful Astronomy (Seren 2017). The poems offer a meditation on loss and renewal, and cast their gaze to the sky above, and the earth below. Tickets: £7.00/£5.00 (+...

Saturday 18th May, 10:30 to 16:30

Tackle the pressing topics of the day and produce new poetry. This one day workshop is led by Katrina Naomi whose collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. The workshop will look at the work of Ray Antrobus, Hashem Beck, Terrance Hayes, Alice Oswald, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Jack Underwood and Ocean Vuong. We will explore poetry on class, ethnicity, love, war, sex, sexuality, religion and politics. How do you write about some of humanity’s biggest – and at times, most difficult – issues while remaining true to yourself? We’ll consider the use of form,...