Living the Poet’s Life

Online: Delivered via live ZOOM link

A Generative Poetry Workshop. And More…

It’s one thing—a marvellous thing!—to write a poem, but how do you keep writing poems? How do you sustain that energy and engagement? Learn practical tips for living your most productive poetry life.  Expect to generate surprising new poems based on distinctive and counter-intuitive writing prompts.

This is a generative and interactive poetry workshop. Participants will receive “Keys to Living the Poet’s Life” (daily habits to nurture creativity) and poems to be used as writing prompts. Upbeat and supportive feedback will identify the strength and promise of generated writing.

Suzanne Cleary’s hugely popular ZOOM workshops via live feed from New York add a truly international flavour to the festival line-up. As professor of English at the Rockland Community College-State University of New York, and a core faculty tutor in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse College she is supremely qualified to offer insight on Living the Poet’s Life…

Suzanne’s most recent poetry books are Crude Angel (2018) and Beauty Mark (2013), both published by BkMk Press. She won the John Ciardi Prize with Beauty Mark, and is also the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Suzanne’s other awards include the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, the Troubadour International Poetry Prize (2nd Prize), and fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo. Her poems appear on PBS and PoetryDaily, and in anthologies including Best American Poetry and The Forward Book of Poetry 2022, and in journals including The Atlantic, Southern Review, Poetry International, and Poetry London. She is proud to be a member of the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society.

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