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February 2020

Poetry x Class Reading Group: Experimental feminist working class texts with Rachael Allen

22 February @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A close reading of experimental, feminist working class texts, by women. The set texts to be discussed during the session are: Ann Quin, The Unmapped Country, Stories and Fragments (And Other Stories), 2018 Glenda George, A Child In The Playground, 2013 Fran Lock, Muses and Bruises (Culture Matters), 2017 Toward the end of the session there will be a poetry workshop: if you wish to workshop your poetry, please bring copies of your poem (no more than one page). If you do not wish to…

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March 2020

Poetry: Megan Fernandes, Emily Critchley, Polly Atkin and Will Harris hosted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

13 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with Megan Fernandes, Emily Critchley and Will Harris hosted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata. Emily Critchley‘s poetry collections have been published by Boiler House, Barque, Intercapillary, Corrupt, Holdfire, Torque, Oystercatcher, Dusie, Bad and Arehouse presses. A 2011 selected writing, Love / All That / & OK (US), was published by Penned in the Margins; her most recent collection, Ten Thousand Things, was published by Boiler House Press in 2017. She is also editor of…

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Poetry x Class Reading Group: The Master’s Tools with Andrew McMillan 

21 March @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What does an authentic poetry of working-class ‘work’ look like? If ‘work’ is often defined by the parameters of the employer, and pushed down onto the employee, then what power does poetry have to rename and reframe the notions of ‘work’, and how far can this be seen as a reclamation of power? Are questions like that a bit wanky? Does any of it matter? In this reading group session, I’m interested in considering the approaches different poets have taken…

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