In this half-day workshop at the Freud Museum led by Kathryn Maris, you will look at sections of I Remember, a cult classic poem-memoir by New York School artist and writer Joe Brainard, who died in 1994. Using Brainard’s quirky patchwork of memories for inspiration, you will be encouraged to access hidden or unexpected memories of your own, which you will then develop into poems using poetic models by Louis MacNeice, Lyn Hejinian, and other poets who write transformatively about memory. Selected participants in this workshop may be invited to read their poems at the Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival at the Freud Museum on 19 September, 2015.
Kathryn Maris’s most recent poetry collection is God Loves You (Seren 2013). Her poems have appeared in Granta, Poetry London, The Poetry Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best British Poetry 2012 and 2015. She teaches at the Poetry School.
Workshop participants will be able to book for the Psychoanalytic Poetry Festival at a special discounted price (£5 reduction).
£35/£25 students/concessions/members of The Poetry Society or Freud Museum. Tickets are now sold out, but the Freud Museum is operating a waiting list.