The Lyric, Poetry Masterclass with Judith Beveridge, 11/7/22
This workshop will explore how lyric poetry specifically, with its unique characteristics of brevity, musicality, concentration of thought and emotion in a formalised way, can reverberate and animate consciousness, to bring us into connection with the inner life. When we read a lyric poem, we give ourselves over to a process of becoming the poem: we enter its rhythm and sound structures, its flow of images. Lyric poetry can open up sacred spaces. By perceiving the unique quality of the present moment, a lyric poem can help us experience a moment of unique perception, when the transitory and the eternal, the earthly and the spiritual are reconciled. The lyric poem can renew the world, performing the sacraments of making things fresh. This workshop will provide examples of poems which work in this way and will provide exercises to help develop emotional intensity and resonance.
Timing and Cost
10am UK time // 5pm Perth Australia // Adelaide 6.30pm // Brisbane & Sydney 7pm // Darwin 6.30pm
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Monday 11th July
2.5 hours long
Cost £30 GBP (under $60AUD with cost effective exchange via STRIPE)
Maximum 18 people
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
Part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations. Who are we now? How can we describe, challenge or create new connections with our land and people in the 2020s?