Milton Keynes Lit Fest Poetry Workshop: Queer Natures with Sean Hewitt (30 places only) - Destination Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes Lit Fest Poetry Workshop: Queer Natures with Sean Hewitt (30 places only)

Start Date: 03/11/2021

End Date: 03/11/2021

Start Time: 7:00 pm

End Time: 8:30 pm

Cost of Entry: £20

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"Seán Hewitt understands that poetic form is sacred and mysterious. In these godforsaken times his reverent procedures are food for the soul." - Michael Longley

Gerard Manley Hopkins's sonnet Pied Beauty praises 'All things counter, original, spare, strange'.

In this workshop, we will follow suit, exploring nature’s infinite variety and flamboyance. We will look at how poets have sought out its queerness, its eroticism and its plurality; and we’ll also write poems that seek out the queerness of the natural world, celebrating it (and ourselves) along the way.

About ​Seán Hewitt
Seán Hewitt's debut collection, Tongues of Fire [Jonathan Cape, 2020], was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Dalkey Literary Award, and the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize. He is Poetry Critic for The Irish Times and teaches Modern British & Irish Literature at Trinity College Dublin. His memoir, All Down Darkness Wide, will