Tiepido Cool All Over St Andrews

9th March 2023, 5-7 pm Following the workshop that took place on 07 February 2023 we were delighted to welcome Davide D’Elia and Elisa Del Prete (Nos Visual Arts Production) for the ‘Tiepido Cool All Over St Andrews’ event. Italian visual artist Davide D’Elia and curator of NOS Visual Arts Production, Elisa Del Prete, came … Read more

Tiepido Cool interactive workshop

7th February 2023, 2-5pm We are inviting you to take part in an interactive workshop, as part of D’Elia’s European tour. D’Elia’s book was officially launched in Autumn in Bologna and will continue being presented with the programme Tiepido Cool All Over, including at the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (Italy). The … Read more

Seminar with Prof Francesc Parcerisas

3rd May 2022, 5-15-6.45pm Poetry in times of distress. For and against translation Prof. Parcerisas will discuss two subjects which are somehow connected. First, Robert Frost’s dictum: “Poetry is what is lost in translation”, and secondly “the zero degree of translation”: when translation between two languages of dissimilar use and status becomes a danger for … Read more

Experimental Criticism: A Workshop in Reading and Writing with Prof. Anahid Nersessian

28th April 2022, 2-4pm How can experimental criticism invite us to argue without ego, to undo the links between intelligence and arrogance, knowledge and domination—beyond the desire to be the smartest person in the room? “Criticism” might imply control, mastery, detachment, and a general attitude of knowing it all. An experiment, by contrast, asks us to … Read more

Dr Alexander Dickow – Pascale Petit, Seductive Grammarian: the Audacity of Audacity

20th April 2022, 5.15pm In 2019, a graduate student at Virginia Tech, Annetta Riley, completed the first extensive study of Pascale Petit’s poetry to date, under the direction of her professor, Alexander Dickow. The following intervention takes as its starting point the fascination Petit’s work provoked for this student. It will investigate Pascale Petit’s latest … Read more

Seminar with Dr Jason Allen-Paisant (University of Leeds)

8th April 2021, 5-6.30pm Sound and Otherness: Theses on Poetry and Thought ‘In this talk, I ask what is at stake in knowing through rhythm, sound and vibrations. I propose that to think through rhythm is to listen to what earth and objects tell us, to cultivate a practice of radical listening, to restore slowness, … Read more

Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2022

Thursday March 17 2022, 6-7 pm The Centre for Poetic Innovation is teaming up with the Edwin Morgan Trust to present an online information  session, with useful tips about how to bring your poetry collection together in preparation for submission to the 2022 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award: #EMPA2022. The discussion will cover points such as: … Read more

Prof. Stephen Roberts – Three hundred dark-red roses: Lorca’s use of metaphor

2nd February 2022, 3.30-5pm According to philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), what set the “new” (avant-garde) artists and writers apart from their nineteenth-century counterparts was their particular use of metaphor. The poet Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) agreed, although, when it came to the cultivation of complex metaphor, he, like other members of his poetic … Read more

Multilingual Creative Writing as Hospitable Practice

4th November 2021, 4-6pm  a Round Table with Prof. Sara Greaves, Aix-Marseille Université Lou Sarabadzic, Writer and Translator Dr Luc Dall’Armellina, CY Cergy Paris Université Dr Elise Hugueny-Léger, University of St Andrews   Writing in a foreign language, a language which is not one’s so-called ‘native’ language, has become a widely disseminated practice. Through processes … Read more

Seminar with Dr Karen A. Brown

Thursday 6th May 2021, 6-7.30pm Assessing the Translator’s Commitment to Polysemy: Five English-language Versions of Sonetos del amor oscuro Whether Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) engaged in sonnet-writing for catharsis or to offer his own contribution to stylistic approaches that had suddenly become fashionable again during the early to mid-1930s, he was neither reluctant nor overly … Read more