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February 2020

New Tricks: Sonnets: How do I love thee? (with Ashley Hickson-Lovence)

February 13 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free 5 spots left

A creative exploration / masterclass / presentation / seminar / informal debate about the sonnet form: its rules and restrictions, the rhythm and rhyme, quatrains, iambic pentameters, voltas and couplets that leave readers either in awe or pulling their hair out.

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New Tricks: How hot is your poem? (with Joe Hedinger)

February 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free 3 spots left

When reading or chatting about poetry, we tend to forget about form - the very basic physical structure of the words on the page. So in this workshop, we’ll be slowing right down, and becoming poetry archaeologists, starting at the start: discussing just the first few things we encounter when reading a poem: spacial architecture, lineation, and syntax.

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New Tricks: Obscurity (with Lotte L.S.)

February 27 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free 10 spots left

“What does the hard look do to what it sees? Pull beauty out of it, or stare it in?” Denise Riley asks in her poem ‘Outside from the Start’. Obscurity in poetry is often seen as making the already-difficult more difficult, more elusive, more elitist, more difficult to “get” - as if there is anything to get. What if, as the poet and painter Etel Adnan writes, “Some things are not meant to be clear, obscurity is their clarity. Obscurity is not a lack of light. It is a different manifestation of light, because it shows you things.”

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