Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Don Paterson Workshop Poetry Now

The Poetry Now Festival in Dun Laoghaire is running two poetry workshops on Saturday morning 26 March. These workshops will be facilitated by poets and teachers Don Paterson and Fiona Sampson. Both workshops are aimed at poets who are building towards a first collection.

Places were limited so applicants were asked to apply by e-mailing 3 poems and a list of publications. I submitted my three poems and got an email yesterday saying I had a place on the Don Paterson workshop. I'm delighted. The poems I submitted were The British Museum Revisited Again, Clonfert and Philately. I don't know anything about the format of the workshop ot the names of other participants.

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. Since Nil Nil (1993), which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, he has written five collections of poetry, most recently Landing Light (2003), which won the T.S. Eliot Prize, and Rain (2009), which won the Forward Poetry Prize and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He is also an editor, musician and dramatist, and has written English versions of works by Rilke and Machado. He teaches in the School of English at the University of St Andrews.

1 comment:

Padhraig Nolan said...

Hi Michael, delighted to hear you'll be there - I'm in that workshop too - as is Helena Nolan. Don't know who else. See you tomorrow.