As promised last week, here is my presentation of the paper I co-wrote with Sue Dymoke in which we argue on the importance of social networks in poets’ development.
I shall present this paper at the Great Writing conference, Saturday 23 June, 2018.
You can download my slides here: Poetry as a socially mediated process_Great Writing_June 2018
Image: The New York Poets: l-r: back: Patsy Southgate, Bill Berkson, John Ashbery; front: Frank O’Hara, Kenneth Koch.
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I am a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. I work in teacher and medical education at the University of Exeter. My anthology Lifesaving Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. In 2012 I published Riddance (Worple Press), a collection of poems, and Love for Now (Impress Books), a memoir, about my experience of cancer. My most recent books are Deck Shoes (Impress Books, 2019), a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019). In 2023 I will publish The Wind and the Rain, my sixth collection of poems, with Blue Diode Press. My current research project, with Sue Dymoke from Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library.
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This was of such interest to me. To date my involvement with poetry has been through interaction with poets and poems . Somewhat late in the day I have set about trying to develop my own poetry writing. I have just completed an online course ‘How to Make a Poem’ put forward by Manchester University. I so recommend this course. It gives a fledgling writer the support, structure and encouragement to’ have a go’. This online means of development would seem to be a ‘technological affordance’ (a new term for me), which has opened up a whole new world, one which has inspired, educated and supported me – a would be poetry writer.