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.

Learn more with Edward Clarke - online or in Oxford

If you write poems as a response to life, you shall enjoy Poets' Workshop. In a supportive but disciplined group we will help you build on existing ideas and skills and encourage you to discover and explore new possibilities. 

Two study options are available. If you're local, you can join us in person, in Oxford. If you're not local or would prefer to take the course online, now you can!

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). 

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