Patterns and Permutations

VENUE: Southborough Civic Centre

During this workshop we will consider two little-known poetic forms – the tritina and the Fano plane poem. We will explore their structure, think about how this might relate to content and consider some examples.

We will collaborate in small groups to write our own poems in these forms and discuss what we can learn from this process.

No prior knowledge of either form is required.

Marian Christie is a widely published poet with a particular interest in form and structure and the mathematics underpinning those elements. Fractal Poems, a sequence of poems whose content and form are inspired by fractal forms, was recently published by Penteract Press, and collected essays, From Fibs to Fractals: exploring mathematical forms in poetry, is published by Beir Bua Press.

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