WORKSHOP: Reviewing and Critiquing Poetry with Elena Gomez + Rory Dufficy [SOLD OUT]

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Date(s) - 15/11/2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Reviewing and Critiquing Poetry with Elena Gomez and Rory Dufficy

When we read poetry for pleasure, we bring to the experience our own tastes, distastes and affinities. We are informed by our reading history and contemporary trends. When we read poetry for the purpose of review or critique, these elements do not disappear, but the task requires us to approach the poem with a critical lens too. In this workshop we will explore what this critical lens looks like, and how you can develop such a lens and bring it into your reading of poetry.

What you’ll need to participate

Internet connection, a device with audio and video capability, something to write with, and a Zoom account.



~ This event is now sold out. ~

This session, delivered via Zoom, is limited to 20 participants. Tickets cost $30 full/$20 concession and can be booked below. Attending this workshop grants you ongoing access to our QPF2020 Poetry Workshop Slack forum.

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About the facilitators

Elena Gomez is a poet and editor living in Melbourne. She is the author of Body of Work (VPLA Highly Commended, 2019) and a number of chapbooks. She is currently Reviews Editor for Cordite.

Rory Dufficy (@stasis_symptoms) is a writer and theorist living in Melbourne. He is Research and Policy Advisor at the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, and has published poetry and criticism in the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Book Review, Colloquy, Cordite and other venues.


This event is fully booked.