27th October - 27th October 2019
Take your poetry to new places with Writer in Residence Suzannah Evans. Based on the subject of Suzannah’s poetry collection, Near Future, learn to write eco-poetry, and to consider the difference between a nature poem and an eco-poem. Considering the relationship of the human and natural worlds, you will sketch and draft poems on the potential effects of climate change on landscapes you know well – a coastline, for example, or a flooded hometown. Participants might also consider ‘Planet B’ – if humanity starts again in new territories, what might we do differently?
Suzannah Evans is a poet whose work considers the apocalypse in all its forms, from climate change and the rise of artificial intelligence to relationship breakdowns. Her poems have been published in many magazines, including Poetry Review, The Rialto, and Magma. Her poem ‘Helpline’ was a Guardian Poem of the Week in August 2017. Suzannah also teaches creative writing to adults and in schools, and is Assistant Editor for The Poetry Business/ smith|doorstop Books. She lives in Sheffield.
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