Ian Duhig - Edgewise course outline

Ian Duhig has helped people with their poetry at all levels from the homeless to postgraduates as International Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin. More recently, he has worked with various groups writing on the edges of art, song, prose, lyric essay and memoir, all sharing a border with poetry. Those positive experiences lie behind his design for this course at Stones Barn.

Who is this course for? Is there a certain skill level which is desirable?

People of all levels of experience are encouraged to consider signing up: you may be on the borders of poetry for the first time, perhaps with material wanting to take flight in this way; you might be a different kind of writer looking to try out something new; you could be an experienced poet wanting to consider alternatives to your normal practice – all are welcome.

Duhig is known for his supportive approach to tutoring and will work with you individually and in small groups in ways designed to draw from you resources you may not recognise you possessed: as Johnson wrote in ‘Rasselas’ To a poet nothing can be useless. The course will conducted through fun, surprise and pleasure in learning, to conclude by identifying ways forward for its members, a discussion of the general scene for writers and ideas worth further exploration that can be easily pursued.

The Tutor

Ian Duhig has written seven books of poetry, most recently ‘The Blind Roadmaker (Picador 2016), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation shortlisted for the Roehampton, Forward Best Collection and TS Eliot Prizes. A former homelessness worker, Duhig still works with socially excluded groups, but also visual artists and musicians. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Cholmondeley Award recipient, a winner of the Forward Best Poem Prize once and the National Poetry Competition twice.

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 Stones Barn, Bewcastle, Carlisle,
Cumbria, CA6 6PW 

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