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WAPI Poetry Workshop: Writing for the Ear with Jackson

25 July @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

$20 – $25

Thomas Campion (1567-1620) said that poetry is ‘a system of linked sounds’. Dylan Thomas said he wrote for the ear rather than the eye.

By example, discussion and experiment, participants will discover how contemporary poets use the music of language to affect the reader’s consciousness:

  • different kinds of pause and silence
  • types of line break and their effects
  • consonance, assonance and rhyme, and their effects
  • an introduction to the principles underlying rhythm and cadence in English-language poetry

About the Presenter: Jackson, a much-published poet and well-known poetry performer, is also a trained adult educator with years of experience teaching poetry workshops and courses. Her poetry has been praised by reviewers in Cordite and Indigo. She has published four books as well as many poems in Australian and overseas journals, and the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry includes her work. Her many guest appearances have included the Queensland and Tasmanian Poetry Festivals. She has a PhD in Writing, and her awards include the 2019 Ros Spencer Poetry Prize.


25 July
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
$20 – $25
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