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The Art of Play, Poetry Masterclass with Judith Beveridge, 4/9/23

Over the centuries the magic of poetry has been explained in various ways, either as a gift from the Muses, as a result of ‘inspiration’, or via the idea of ‘genius’. Part of the mystery and magic that language can deliver is connected deeply to the sense of play. The play of language exposes all sorts of things from the irrational and absurd, to comparison, openness, and movement, rather than closure, stasis and the predictable. This workshop will showcase poems that use language in extraordinary and inventive ways in order to reach non-discursive truths.  We will also do an exercise around this idea of play.

Timing and Cost

10am UK time // 5pm Perth Australia // Adelaide  & Darwin 6.30pm // Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney 7pm

A useful link for checking other timezones:

Monday 4th September

2 hours long

Cost £28 GBP (with cost effective exchange via STRIPE)

Online on Zoom

About Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge lives in Sydney, Australia. She has published seven volumes of poetry all of which have 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 2005-2016. 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 Memoria Medal and the Christopher Brennan Award for excellence in literature

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Sep 04 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 04 2023
  • Time: 5:00 am - 7:00 am




Online (Zoom)
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