Mon17Jul2017Sat22Jul2017The HurstCaroline will be co-tutoring a five day writing retreat at The Hurst. Apply for a place here.“When one is highly alert to language . . . everything begs to be in a poem” —James TateHow do we nurture our alertness? Flood our brains with all the possibilities of language? Make the whole world beg to be included on our page? This will be a week of linguisticadventure and experimentation. Expect an avalanche of new poems.
In her fifth collection Bird surrenders her poetic weaponry and goes on a quest to write the 'simple truth'. Redeploying the surreal imagery of her earlier work, she ventures into the badlands of the human psyche. These are days of prohibition, intoxication and inebriation, rehab in a desert and adultery for atheists. You can pre-order the book here.