We are delighted to have held our first writing workshop of the year recently, led by renowned local poet Adam Crothers. It was held in the Lightfoot Room of St. John’s College. Adam is a Northern Irish, Cambridge-based poet whose first book, Several Deer, was released to wide renown in 2016. In a review, the London Magazine praises his style as having the “deft ability to be both virtuosic and self-effacing”, where the Irish Times notes the ability of his writing to develop “affect and feeling with ingenious suddenness”.¹² You can purchase Several Deer on Carcanet here or on Amazon here.
His workshop went down a roaring success, moving through reflections on styles used in the writings of Anthony Madrid, Emily Dickinson and Claudia Rankine right through to an ekphrastic exercise responding to an eclectic selection of TripAdvisor reviews. The session finished with attendees creating written responses to travel postcards and a short tribute to the late, great Leonard Cohen.
Look out for more Notes workshops in Lent Term (join our mailing list to be instantly notified), both writing-based ones and a potential Intro to Spoken Word workshop! Watch Adam recite “Muse”, a poem from his collection in Several Deer.