Poets' workshop

‘A line will take us hours maybe'

Using a poem by W.B. Yeats as an example, Edward Clarke explores the 'fascinating difficulty' of making poetry.

Adams's Curse

Click the link below to enjoy the full poem, as mentioned in Dr Clarke's presentation.

Dr Edward Clarke

Edward Clarke is the Poetry Editor of Cassandra Voices and teaches English literature and art history at numerous Oxford University colleges.

Dr Clarke's latest collection of poems is called A Book of Psalms (Paraclete Press, 2020). Other books of his include The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books, 2014) and The Later Affluence of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). 

Dr Clarke's upcoming course

Reading Literature Critically

With an emphasis on close critical analysis, this virtual weekly class is designed to enable you to become a more attentive, appreciative and critical reader of literary texts. 

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