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If you’ve enjoyed Week Four…

Dr JT Welsch explores the directions you can go in if you would like to learn more about writing and poetry.
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In this article, Dr JT Welsch points out some further avenues of creative exploration for your own poetry writing.

This week, you’ve had tips on how to approach writing about poetry, you’ve explored extracts of poetry criticism, and you’ve finally turned your hand to your own writing, too.

We do hope you’ve enjoyed this course, that you have been introduced to new ways of thinking about poetry, and that you have discovered some new poetry to enjoy.

A number of poets associated with the University of York have recorded some reading for you to enjoy, and they can be found on the Department of English and Related Literature’s YouTube channel. On this channel, you will also find members of our department talking further about writing, as well as some information as to what it is like to study at the University of York – do take a look.

In terms of the wonderful poets who have recorded readings for us, they are listed below, and the link to each reading is also given – I’ve given a reading myself as well.

Phoebe Power Phoebe Power is a British poet. She was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, grew up in Cumbria and currently lives in York. Her debut poetry collection, Shrines of Upper Austria (Carcanet, 2018) was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her recent work includes ‘Once More the Sea‘, a commissioned piece about the Durham Coast.

Find Phoebe Power’s reading on the Department of English and Related Literature – YouTube Channel

Emily Pritchard Emily Pritchard is a poet and reviewer, studying for a Masters in Poetry and Poetics at the University of York, having completed her English Literature degree there. Emily comes from a performance poetry background and has taken part in poetry slams at the Roundhouse and BBC Edinburgh Fringe. Her poetry focuses on family, queerness, and the body.

Find Emily Pritchard’s reading on the Department of English and Related Literature – YouTube Channel

Dr JT Welsch I’ve also given a reading of one of my poems, ‘Butch’ on the [Department of English and Related Literature – YouTube Channel](the Department of English and Related Literature – YouTube Channel

Kit Fan Kit Fan is an award-winning poet and fiction writer, and an alumna of the University of York. Kit Fan was born and educated in Hong Kong, before moving to the UK. Find Kit Fan’s reading on the Department of English and Related Literature YouTube Channel

What did you think of the readings? Let us know in the comments below!

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