Appealing to the senses - what poetry does best.
This workshop will examine the imagery we use in our poems. Do we rely on the visual but not so much on the other senses? Through discussing a range of poets’ work and a series of writing exercises, we will be exploring what it means to think with all our senses and how we can bring them into our writing.
Please bring a short poem or piece of prose that you are currently working on or a poem by another poet that you like.
Ness Owen has been widely published in journals and anthologies. Her first collection Mamiaith was published by Arachne Press in 2019 and her second collection Moon Jellyfish Can Hardly Swim will be published by Parthian in April 2023. Her poems have been translated into five different languages. She has recently taken part in Ù O’ | SUO, a poetry exchange project between Wales and Vietnam, supported by the British Council and co-edited the A470, a bilingual poetry anthology about the infamous road running from the north to the south of Wales. Her poem And then the geese turned up was one of the winners of Greenpeace’s Poem for the Planet 2022.