One-day poetry workshop with Afric McGlinchey
Ekphrasis as refraction, refraction as reflection
The word ekphrasis comes from the Greek ek and phrasis, meaning ‘out’ and ‘speak’. An ekphrastic poem is a graphic, often dramatic, description of a visual work of art.
This one day workshop will consider how your poem can make something happen. Participants will be invited to study paintings and sculptures and to write poems in response. Direction will be given. The aim is to achieve something transformative, through attentively rendered observation. The resulting poems will receive in-depth feedback and editing suggestions.
Afric McGlinchey grew up in Ireland and Africa. A Pushcart nominee, she won the Northern Liberties poetry prize (USA) for 2012 and was also placed, highly commended and shortlisted in a number of other competitions, including the Bridport and Magma poetry competitions. Afric won the Hennessy Poetry Award in 2011 and her début poetry collection, The lucky star of hidden things, published in 2012 by Salmon, is on its third reprint. Website: www.africmcglinchey.com
‘Afric McGlinchey writes erotically charged poems with an acute and affecting music. Her poetry seduces and enthrals.’ – Paul Perry
‘An exciting and innovative poet, Afric McGlinchey’s distinctive imagery reflects a deeply evocative sensitivity to the African landscape.’ – Leanne O’Sullivan
‘Afric McGlinchey belongs to an endangered species: she sees the world through the eyes of her soul.’ – Paul Durcan
Venue: Working Artists Studio, Skibbereen Date: Saturday 24th May
Time: 10am – 4.30pm (with breaks for coffee and lunch)
Contact: 086 3633567 to book your place.