In this course, Lewis Buxton is going to introduce you to poetry, why he thinks it’s great and how it can help you express big abstract emotions in concise, specific ways. You'll unlock your creativity with prompts and activities, letting your mind run across the page, and you'll read some poems Lewis thinks are beautiful. By the end of the course, you'll have written your very own poem. The theme of the whole course is Paradise. What does paradise mean? Is it a place? Is it a person? What does it smell like? What does it feel like? How can you write a poem about paradise?
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Hi, I’m Lewis Buxton
I am a poet, performer and arts producer. In 2018-19 my pamphlet ‘Weight’ was selected as one of the Poetry School & Nine Arches Press Primers Volume 4 poets. I was the recipient of the 2018 UEA Literacy Festival Bursary for Creative Writing. My work has been published in The Rialto, Magma, Ambit & Oxford Poetry. I am Director of TOAST, a live poetry event and workshops project designed to support poets in the U.K. I have performed in theatres and at literary festivals across the country. I teach creative writing in schools and libraries for organisations like The Poetry Society, The Poetry School & The National Centre for Writing. I have completed residencies with First Story, The Norwich Arts Centre and BBC Norfolk, and currently live in Norwich.
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