MSWPF Workshop: ‘I am an Other’ with Andy Jackson

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33 Saxon Street
Australia @ (AU)
Tel 2018-06-03
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MSW acknowledges that this event takes place on indigenous land, the land of Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, that this land was stolen, and never ceded. We'd like to acknowledge their elders, past, present and future. "Every poet has their own unique voice. But sometimes they can also vividly take on the voice that comes from another body – a loved one, family member, political leader, cultural icon, figure of history, etc. How do poets manage to do this? Purely through research? Imagination? Empathy? In this workshop – for emerging and developing poets – we'll explore various kinds of poetry, discuss the techniques and ethics of (auto)biographical writing, think about how the poem on the page is like a body, and we'll start writing new poems." Andy Jackson has featured at literary events and arts festivals in Australia, India, USA and Ireland, including the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival with Each Map of Scars - a performance, puppetry and film collaboration with Rachael Guy and Leonie Van Eyk.

He was shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Prize for Poetry for Among the regulars (Papertiger 2010), and won the 2013 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for The thin bridge. His new book, Music our bodies can't hold (Hunter Publishers 2017), consists of portrait poems of other people with Marfan Syndrome. This workshop is presented as part of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival, from May 17 to June 3. For more events in the festival, check out Entry is $20 and spaces are strictly limited. Booking is strongly advised. Alcohol free / All ages / Wheelchair Accessible

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