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Poetry: New Perspectives

On this highly stimulating eight-week course you will undertake close readings of the work of a wide range of poets, drawing inspiration from their poetry for your own practice. In particular, the course will focus on some of the most vital work published in the last decade, and the exciting field of poetry in translation, as well as featuring weekly writing prompts to fire your creativity. You will workshop your own work twice a term, receiving supportive, constructive feedback from both your fellow group members and the course tutor. The course is suitable for poets of all levels of experience, and no previous knowledge, or poetry writing practice, is required. 

Poetry: New Perspectives takes place at our fabulous new home at the Palace Workspace. As with all our workshops, as part of our partnership with the brilliant The Hastings Bookshop, course members are entitled to a 15% discount on books bought in the shop, during their programme and for one month afterwards.

Course Tutor

Jen Calleja is a writer, literary translator, and publisher based in Hastings. Her books include Vehicle: a verse novel (Prototype, 2023), the poem sequence Dust Sucker (Makina Books, 2023), the poetry pamphlet Hamburger in the Archive (if a leaf falls press, 2019) and the poetry collection Serious Justice (Test Centre, 2016). She was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019 for her translation of Marion Poschmann’s The Pine Islands (Serpent’s Tail) and was the inaugural Translator in Residence at the British Library (2017-2019). She has taught courses, workshops and masterclasses for Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School, The British Library, New Writing South, as well as for numerous universities, and is co-founding publisher at Praspar Press, a small press for Maltese literature in English and English translation.

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Photo: Robin Silas Christian

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