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Storied Poetry

Friday, 16 October 2015


The International Centre for Landscape and Language is hosting an event on Wednesday, 18 November 2015 focusing on the idea of storied poetry. As the art of distilling and crystallising language, the writing of poetry often involves stories that inspired, informed or impinge upon the final work. Such stories can be implicit parts of the background or subtext of poems. They are often tacit, implied or adumbrated—not fully revealed in the verse itself.

The stories could include a poet’s experiences that instigated the writing, knowledge of the natural environment that figures into the verse, or uncanny communications from other worlds, regions or time periods. The stories could be humorous or serious, light or tragic, mundane or profound, spiritual or material, conceptual or empirical. They could be conveyed in verbal language, visual images, or sensory evocations. They could pertain to process or outcome. 

Come join us for an afternoon of poetic storytelling. Poets will present for 15–20 minutes, including readings of their poetry, or works-in-progress, alongside discussion of the juicy details that gave rise to the poems.

Confirmed Poets: Marcella Polain, Jackson, Vivienne Glance, Shevaun Cooley, Marziya Mohammedali, Glen Phillips, and John Ryan

Event details

Date: Wednesday,18 November2015
Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Venue: Building 6, Room 6.114, ECU Mount Lawley Campus
For further details, please contact John Ryan.


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