Translating Ourselves Through Poetry with Jessica Mookherjee – fully booked!
How do you translate your unique voice and sense of self into poetry? In this friendly and informal two-hour workshop led by Jessica Mookherjee, we will explore concepts of Otherness and difference and discuss how best to translate ourselves into powerful poetry. Creative exercises inspired by renowned poets, including Mimi Khalvati and Mary Ruefle, will teach you to sharpen your language and draw out meaning, difference and connection in your writing.
Through a series of timed prompts and group discussion, you will:
- Consider where you can find the exotic within the realm of the everyday
- Respond creatively to other poems and draw out key elements you wish to transpose into your own writing
- Identify feelings of difference in the language and discuss their effect on the reader as well as the writer
This workshop is open to writers of all levels aged 18 and over. It will take place online via Zoom, with full instructions sent to you in advance.
To join the waiting list for this workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Mookherjee is of Bengali Heritage and grew up in Swansea. She is author of Tigress (Nine Arches), The Swell (Telltale Press), Joyride (Black Light Engine Room Press) and Flood (Cultured Llama). Jessica’s poems appear in various anthologies including Eyewear’s Best of British and Irish Poets (2017), The Emma Press’s Everything that can Happen (2019) and Staying Human (Bloodaxe, 2020), and she has been widely published in magazines including Under the Radar, Agenda, The North. Rialto, Antiphon and Ink, Sweat & Tears. She was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2017 for best single poem, and will be publishing a new pamphlet in 2021 with Broken Sleep Books. Jessica works in Public Health and lives in Kent. Website