Poetry Workshop: Anthony Anaxagorou, “The Lyric Event”
Wednesday, April 5
5:00pm-8:00 pm (UK)
In this interactive online workshop poets will delve into the mechanics of lyric poetry, in particular the Lyric Event. How do we write away from an event which features a first person speaker? Is there a way for a poem to lift itself out of tragedy, trauma, witness and confession to further complicate what the event is asking us to consider? Together with Anthony, poets will work back from a memory into something more expansive that offers more than a simple re-telling of a past experience.
Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. His poetry has been published in POETRY, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, New Statesman, Granta, and elsewhere. His work has also appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts.
His second collection After the Formalities published with Penned in the Margins is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2019 T.S Eliot Prize along with the 2021 Ledbury Munthe Poetry Prize for Second Collections. It was also a Telegraph and Guardian poetry book of the year.
In 2020 he published How To Write It with Merky Books; a practical guide fused with tips and memoir looking at the politics of writing as well as the craft of poetry and fiction along with the wider publishing industry.
He was awarded the 2019 H-100 Award for writing and publishing, and the 2015 Groucho Maverick Award for his poetry and fiction. In 2019 he was made an honorary fellow of the University of Roehampton.
In 2022 he founded Propel Magazine, an online literary journal featuring the work of poets yet to publish a first collection. Anthony is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London’s Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press.
His latest poetry collection Heritage Aesthetics was published by Granta on 3 November 2022.