Mitchell Library

24/7: Poetry and the Everyday, led by Maria Sledmere

24/7: Poetry and the Everyday, led by Maria Sledmere
£13.44 (£12 ticket price with a £1.44 booking fee)
Dates and times
25th May 2023
11:30AM - 12:30PM

From lunch poems to one-day epics, dailiness has long been a vital source of poetic inspiration. In this workshop, we will explore how writers trace rhythms, encounters and units of daily time in their writing. What forms of ‘extreme attention’ (CAConrad) can poetry practice, and to what effect? How might writing help us look for the strange, fruitful or otherwise obscured moments of quotidian existence? Looking at a range of contemporary poetry, we will engage with found materials, uses of journaling, the arts of noticing, lists and lyrics, while doing some writing experiments of our own. Open to all levels of writing experience.


Maria Sledmere has authored over twenty books of poetry, including the recent Cocoa and Nothing with Colin Herd (2023) and The Luna Erratum (2021), which was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s Scottish Poetry Book of the Year 2022. She is editor-in-chief of SPAM Press and a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde.

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