Expired06. On Reading and Writing ‘Difficult’ Poems. Workshop with Sandeep Parmar, Festival Poet in Residence

  • Saturday, 6th July 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Difficulty in poetry is sometimes construed as an unwillingness to communicate. We often read ‘accessible’ poems as as open, generous and direct in their dialogue with readers. However, might ‘difficult’ poems offer us a chance to have more complex, meaningful conversations with readers and ourselves as writers? What specifically constitutes difficulty? (formal, linguistic, intertextual, political)?. We will read some ‘difficult’ poets and try writing through these multiple, engaging examples.


Ledbury, HR8 1DW, United Kingdom


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