Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

The Poetry School,1, Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 2XU

Katrina Naomi | The Big Issues, Poetry School Workshop

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, including ghazals and sonnets, as well as free verse. The workshop will feature close reading, discussion and plenty of writing. Come with an open mind and a fresh notebook.  The workshop costs £72.00. For further information and to book, visit: