Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:00

Cath Drake | Marvelous Metre

Rhythm is a crucial component in poetry and metre is a vital tool in the poet’s toolbox. And even if you don’t want to write in metre, understanding and hearing metre, enhances the writing and reading of poetry. Join Cath Drake to cover the foundations of poetic metre: the main kinds of metre, focusing in particular on accentual-syllabic metre (such as iambic pentameter). Learn how to scan a poem for its metre and hone your poet’s ear. We’ll also try our hand at writing in metre too. This is an introduction for those new to poetic metre or those who want a refresher. Numbers are limited to 14. Cost £27. For further information and to book visit:

Cath Drake’s collection The Shaking City (Seren 2020), highly commended in the 2020 Forward Prizes, was described by Philip Gross as ‘a guide to staying clear-eyed, combative and caring in unsettling times.’ It follows Sleeping with Rivers (2014) which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. For further information and to book visit: