Do Ho Suh, 'Staircase-III' 2010

Do Ho Suh
Staircase-III 2010
Polyester and stainless steel
Overall display dimensions variable
Purchased with funds provided by the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2011© Do Ho Suh, courtesy Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

What makes a poem memorable? Explore the power of imagery in poetry in this five-week course. Working in the galleries, you will write poetry in response to art through creative writing exercises designed to generate new poems. The special emphasis of this term is how to shape poems and make images with words.

We will spend at least one week in the Damien Hirst exhibition and every week work directly with art, either in the temporary exhibitions or permanent displays. Contemporary poems will be used as models to inspire your writing and we will devote one session to group feedback of poems in progress, paying particular attention to imagery.

Pascale Petit’s fifth poetry collection is What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo. She has had three books shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. A Next Generation poet, she has been Poetry Editor of Poetry London and was a founding tutor of The Poetry School.

This course is suitable for writers with some experience of poetry workshops.

This event is related to the exhibition Damien Hirst and Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye