Poetry of the Eye: The Visual Aspects of Poetry
Image by Tim Grey
Presented by Cordite Publishing Inc. and Australian Poetry, and hosted by poet Toby Fitch, this workshop at the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival will open your eyes to the potential of the poem on the page. By tracing historical examples of visual and concrete poetry — from ancient Greek to early modernist to recent local works — and then by assembling a visual poem of your own, you will learn to explode your poetry across the page, and not just from top to bottom or left to right — in any direction. Bring text (your own poem, another’s or whatever you like) to reshape during the workshop.
is poetry editor of Overland and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney. He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Where Only the Sky had Hung Before (Vagabond 2019), Sydney Spleen (Giramondo 2021) and, most recently, a newly expanded and full-colour edition of Object Permanence: Calligrammes (Puncher & Wattmann and Thorny Devil Press, 2022).
Jacinta Le Plastrier
is a Melbourne-based poet, writer and editor. She edits the ‘Guncotton’ blog for Cordite Poetry Review
, curates the monthly Gilgamesh Modern Salon and is Publisher at John Leonard Press. Her poetry collection, The Book of Skins
, will be published March 2014.
is publisher of Cordite Books and managing editor of Cordite Poetry Review
. He's the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here
(Transit Lounge, 2009), Sputnik's Cousin
(Transit Lounge, 2014) and California Sweet (Five Islands Press, 2018).