Kerry Darbishire, Memoir in Poetry Workshop

Kerry Darbishire, Memoir in Poetry Workshop


Respond to and write your own recollections drawing on the senses

‘We might be anywhere but are in one place only’ – Derek Mahon

In this poetry workshop, through chosen objects, trigger lines and reading memoir-related poems, we will respond and write our own recollections drawing on the senses: touch, taste, sight, sound and smell. What will we unearth, what will we discover through conversations with our own time and landscape?

Kerry Darbishire lives in Cumbria where most of her poetry is rooted. She has two poetry collections published by Indigo Dreams: A Lift of Wings in 2014, and Distance Sweet on my Tongue in 2018. Her biography Kay’s Ark, the story of her mother’s life, was published by Handstand Press in 2016. She published two pamphlets in 2021: Glory Days—a collaboration with poet Kelly Davis published by Grey Hen Press, and A Window of Passing Light published by Dempsey & Windle. Her third full collection, Jardinière, (Joint winner of the Full Fat Collection Competition 2021) came out in 2022 from Hedgehog Press.


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