Event 7

Workshop with Carrie Etter: The Prose Poem

Saturday 15 February 2020

Location: Committee Room

12:00 – 14:00

Carrie Etter’s recent collection The Weather in Normal, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The author of four poetry collections, she has also published a book of short stories and anthology of experimental verse and numerous articles on the craft of prose poetry. In this workshop, Carrie Etter will share her enthusiasm for the prose poem. We’ll read and discuss examples by such poets as Russell Edson, Claudia Rankine, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, among others, try a writing exercise to help us compose one of our own, and conclude with ideas for further exploration. Please bring a pen and paper. 

£15, or £10 with Concessions (book in advance)  

Authors and Artists

Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter has published four collections of poetry, including Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and The Weather in Normal (Seren, 2018), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Her poems have appeared widely in such periodicals as The New Republic, The New Statesman, Poetry Review, and the TLS, as well as in anthologies including The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, Islands Are But Mountains: New Poetry from the United Kingdom, and Tell Me the Truth About Life: A National Poetry Day Anthology. She is Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also publishes short fiction, essays, and reviews.