Poetic Demolition

Poetry workshop

Poetic Demolition

With poet Martha Sprackland

Saturday 29 June, 10:30 am-1:30 pm
£8/£6 (conc) Book
Suitable for 16+

Poet and editor Martha Sprackland will lead a workshop in response to Nazgol Ansarinia’s series Demolishing Buildings, Buying Waste (2017). Ansarinia’s installations explore the ever-changing built environment of a city like Tehran, against a backdrop of tradition, privatisation and capital. During the workshop, participants will firstly construct fresh, new poems, before moving on to inhabit, decorate and deface them. In the third stage, the poems will be demolished, the pieces scattered. The fourth stage completes the cycle; materials are salvaged and repurposed, and new poems are built.

These poetry workshops are produced in collaboration with Poetry School. Founded in 1997, Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences.

Suitable for 16+, writers of all levels and styles welcome – no prior experience with poetry necessary.

Martha Sprackland is editor at Offord Road Books and acting Poetry Editor at Poetry London. She co-founded Cake magazine and the multicity, multilingual arts zine La Errante, and previously worked as an editor at Faber & Faber. A full-length collection is forthcoming in 2020, and follows two pamphlets, Glass As Broken Glass (Rack, 2017) and Milk Tooth (Rough Trade, 2018).