Poetry Society

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3rd Feb February poet of the month! Fay Martin (Chairperson)

Hello poets and poetry lovers!

This month we are highlighting the work of Eve Ewing. She is a sociologist, author, visual artist and poet from Chicago. She is also the author of the Ironheart comic book series for Marvel. Over the course of the month we'll be highlighting her poems and work so keep an eye out for on social media to see more about her.

-Fay

18th Jan December/January poet of the month Fay Martin (Chairperson)

Hello poets and poetry lovers!

Our December poet of the month was Ocean Vuong, a Vietnamese poet (and one of Ella's favourites). This month our poet is Sabrina Benaim, a slam poet who writes about mental health (she was Sam's choice). We will be ending the month with an evening dedicated to both of them, since we couldn't have one only for Vuong. 

You can also find the first prompt of 2021 on our social media accounts as well as in the photo gallery here. Remember to send the poems to us if you write anything!! We also have a little competition/challenge running at the moment that you will already have seen if you read our emails. We are challenging our members to write a poem to the theme of mental health, including the word "delinquent" and using assonance. I personally am very excited to see which of you partake and what you come up with. 

We are planning loads of fun events for this semester and we look forward to seeing you there.

-Fay

February poet of the month!

Posted 3rd Feb
Author Fay Martin (Chairperson)

Hello poets and poetry lovers!

This month we are highlighting the work of Eve Ewing. She is a sociologist, author, visual artist and poet from Chicago. She is also the author of the Ironheart comic book series for Marvel. Over the course of the month we'll be highlighting her poems and work so keep an eye out for on social media to see more about her.

-Fay

December/January poet of the month

Posted 18th Jan
Author Fay Martin (Chairperson)

Hello poets and poetry lovers!

Our December poet of the month was Ocean Vuong, a Vietnamese poet (and one of Ella's favourites). This month our poet is Sabrina Benaim, a slam poet who writes about mental health (she was Sam's choice). We will be ending the month with an evening dedicated to both of them, since we couldn't have one only for Vuong. 

You can also find the first prompt of 2021 on our social media accounts as well as in the photo gallery here. Remember to send the poems to us if you write anything!! We also have a little competition/challenge running at the moment that you will already have seen if you read our emails. We are challenging our members to write a poem to the theme of mental health, including the word "delinquent" and using assonance. I personally am very excited to see which of you partake and what you come up with. 

We are planning loads of fun events for this semester and we look forward to seeing you there.

-Fay

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Starts:
Wed 10th Mar at 18:30
Ends:
at 21:00
Cost:
FREE
VIRTUAL
Event
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Hello poets and poetry lovers!

This week we have a workshop for you. The night is centered around epics - what characterizes an epic, the history of epics (we'll provide examples of course), how to write one, etc. Later in the evening we'll try our hand at our own epics, in case you want to give it a try.

See you there!

-Fay

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Epics workshop

Starts Wed 10th Mar at 18:30
Ends at 21:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Hello poets and poetry lovers!

This week we have a workshop for you. The night is centered around epics - what characterizes an epic, the history of epics (we'll provide examples of course), how to write one, etc. Later in the evening we'll try our hand at our own epics, in case you want to give it a try.

See you there!

-Fay

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About Poetry Society

DCU's Poetry society is concerned with fostering the practice of poetry in all its forms. However, you don't need to be a poet to be a member. If you have always admired poetry from a distance but haven't known where to start reading, we can introduce to a number of poets! If you are a poet enthusiast and want to meet others with the same interest as you then we are also happy to help!

We host writing workshops where members can work on a specific form, style, or theme together. We host regular open mic nights where members can showcase their work or simply read a poem they enjoy. We sometimes host film nights where we see how poetry is portrayed on screen. We support our members writing by posting their work on our social media pages. We also have themed nights - for example on Valentine's day we read and contemplate love poetry together, or for Halloween we would consider the sub-genre of horror poetry. 

Feel free to email us at dcupoetrysociety@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Poetry Society COVID-19 Coordinator
Sarahann Mooney (Health and Safety Officer)
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Chairperson Fay Martin
Health and Safety Officer (name hidden)
Treasurer Nkosilathi Ndebele
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First Year Rep Caelan Doyle O'Neill
Ordinary Committee Member Daniel Durand

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