Join Belfast-based poet and novelist Susannah Dickey for a two-hour masterclass in writing the prose poem.
You will explore a range of prose poems, both historical and contemporary, starting with Rimbaud’s ‘Conte’ and leading up to and beyond Bishop’s ‘The Hanging of the Mouse’.
Taking inspiration from these works, and using various prompts and tasks, you will then create your own prose poems.
About the tutor
Susannah Dickey is a Belfast-based writer. She is the author of two poetry pamphlets, I had some very slight concerns (2017) and genuine human values (2018), both published with The Lifeboat press, Belfast. A third pamphlet of prose poems will be published in 2020. Her debut novel, Tennis Lessons, will be published in summer 2020 by Doubleday. Her poetry has appeared in The White Review, Ambit, Magma, The Scores, The Tangerine, Poetry Ireland Review, Hotel.
In 2018 she was the recipient of a Support for the Individual Artist Programme award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and she was shortlisted for The White Review short story prize.