The Feral Angels’ Poetry Café - December 2021 - session 3A

The Feral Angels’ Poetry Café - December 2021 - session 3A

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A place on this, the first of December's monthly two-hour poetry café/conversations. This one is at 8.30pm GMT Sunday 12th December. Booking a place will give you a download with the Zoom details for the call. Choose your price from the menu. More information below. Having experimented with sizes for these sessions, I'm now capping the numbers at 25. Each session runs twice - this is the first bite of session three!

Booking a place on these sessions also gives you access to the Feral Angels of Poetry online community (a Discord server, for those who know what that means), where you can watch recordings of all the sessions, share work, hang about in a poetic fashion or otherwise and be part of a community of folk undertaking the same strange endeavour.

In this session, I'm planning that we'll look at a few of the cunning ways we can lay words against each other that really do something magical, as well as beginning some new work, sharing what we're working on and hearing from some of the Greats.

A place on this, the first of December's monthly two-hour poetry café/conversations. This one is at 8.30pm GMT Sunday 12th December. Booking a place will give you a download with the Zoom details for the call. Choose your price from the menu. More information below. Having experimented with sizes for these sessions, I'm now capping the numbers at 25. Each session runs twice - this is the first bite of session three!

Booking a place on these sessions also gives you access to the Feral Angels of Poetry online community (a Discord server, for those who know what that means), where you can watch recordings of all the sessions, share work, hang about in a poetic fashion or otherwise and be part of a community of folk undertaking the same strange endeavour.

In this session, I'm planning that we'll look at a few of the cunning ways we can lay words against each other that really do something magical, as well as beginning some new work, sharing what we're working on and hearing from some of the Greats.

The arts and crafts of writing poetry are not the stuff of workshops, when all is said and done. Though we can learn plenty from those who have surveyed the territory ahead of us, in the end we have to explore it for ourselves. Our way, our language, our angle of approach towards the truth-telling, the dance we make with words - these things are our own. If you are allied to a compulsion to shape words as an offering to the greater life, then this might be a place for you. I can't promise that we will learn to craft sonnets or villanelles, but with a touch of grace, we might learn to speak more clearly, and with more power, those things that are waiting to be spoken. This is the way of the Feral Angels of Poetry. We stand in the fire, and in the water, and we speak. With luck, and the ways we have found, our words fly true and the strands of the hidden web begin to sing.

In each session, there will be some exercises, some poetry, some conversation, some silence and hopefully some encounters with new ways of approaching what this whole poetry thing actually is.