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Imagery in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Gray with Judith Beveridge, 18/3/24 – one ticket!

Learn the poetics of imagery from the best!

This workshop will explore the poetry of two of the best image-makers in the English language. The poet Kevin Hart described fellow Australian Robert Gray’s poetry as ‘a hymn to the optic nerve’. American poet Elizabeth Bishop is known for the extraordinary way she renders the physical world with precision and detail.

We will look at the ways in which these poets draw out details and scenes with immense depth and perspective, at their persuasive and startling connections and at their moral and philosophical enquiry. Learning to work with images involves training the eye, the ear, touch, taste, and scent to apprehend and define particulars. These two poets have a great deal to teach us about this process, about how to perceive intensely and originally. We will also do an image-based writing exercise.

Timing and Cost

9am UK time // 5pm Perth Australia // 7.30 Adelaide // 7pm Brisbane  // 8pm Melbourne & Sydney   

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Monday 18th March

1.5 hours long

Cost £24 GBP (with cost effective exchange via STRIPE)

Online on Zoom

About Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge is one of Australia’s leading poets and one of the best and most revered poetry teachers in the country. She has published seven volumes of poetry which have all won or been short-listed for major prizes. Her latest volume, Sun Music: New and Selected Poems (Giramondo, 2018), won the Prime Minister’s Poetry Prize in 2019. She has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies including Contemporary Australian Poetry, (Puncher & Wattmann 2016).  She was poetry editor for the literary magazine Meanjin from 2005 to 2016. Her work has been studied in schools and universities and translated into many languages. She taught poetry writing at post-graduate level for many years at the University of Sydney and continues to work in the community. She is a recipient of the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal and the Christopher Brennan Award for excellence in literature. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Mar 18 2024


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 18 2024
  • Time: 5:00 am - 6:30 am




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