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“I am an Other”: (Auto)Biographical Poetry: workshop with Andy Jackson

  • Siteworks 33 Saxon Street Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)

Every poet has their own unique voice. But sometimes they can also vividly take on the voice that comes from another body – a loved one, family member, political leader, cultural icon, figure of history, etc. How do poets manage to do this? Purely through research? Imagination? Empathy?

In this workshop – for emerging and developing poets – we'll explore various kinds of poetry, discuss the techniques and ethics of (auto)biographical writing, think about how the poem on the page is like a body, and we'll start writing new poems.