Poetry for Love, Love for Poetry – Brian Purcell
May 29, 2021
Maitland City Library
Do you love poetry, or love writing poetry? Octavio Paz said, ‘Poetry is language making love’. Mark Tredinnick, in his introduction to ‘Australian Love Poems’ (2013) added, ‘…every poem, no matter what it’s about, is an act of love: for language, and in language.’ This workshop will look at successful love poems and ways to improve your poetry writing as a whole. Brian Purcell is a much-published poet, is represented in the book ‘Australian Love Poems’ and is a major prize-winner in the ‘Poetry d’Amour’ competition. A new collection of his work will be published by Flying Island Books later in 2021.