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Surprised! – Rousseau poetry workshop with Tamar Yoseloff

Sunday 20 January 2019, 1:45 pm5:30 pm

The Poetry Society presents a workshop in partnership with The National Gallery with poet Tamar Yoseloff who will guide you in creating your own poem inspired by Henri Rousseau’s famous oil-on-canvas painting Surprised! (also known as Tiger in a Tropical Storm).

Tamar Yoseloff is a visiting guest lecturer at Newcastle University on the Poetry School MA course in Writing Poetry.  She is author of several collaborative books with artists, including Formerly, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and her fifth poetry collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in 2015.

Image above: Detail from Henri Rousseau, Surprised!, 1891

Event website:

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/workshop-20-january-2019-1345