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New at RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster

Ted Hughes and the White Goddess – An Introduction

Friday - Sunday 11th -13th October 2013
Maximum enrolment is 15: early reservation advised

 

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Residential Course open to all
Fee:   £110.00pp

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Robert Graves's celebration of the principle of the White Goddess has been at the centre of Ted Hughes's poetry from The Hawk In The Rain (1958) through to Birthday Letters (1998). This residential weekend course focuses on the way in which Hughes makes reference to her presence as the Mother Muse to point his celebration of "the admirable violence" of the world of Nature, and to chart his quest to venerate and restore both her and the feminine principle. Reference will be made to Hughes's collections written during his poetic relationship with Sylvia Plath and the poetry he published in the aftermath of her death, including extracts from Crow (1970), Cave Birds (1975) and the Gaudete Epilogue-poems (1977). We will also explore uncollected poems from the period.  

 

Course tutor: Roger Elkin has taught poetry courses to adults in Further Education for over forty years.  He is a published critic on mid-period Ted Hughes; and as a prize winning poet with ten collections in print approaches the work of fellow poets with the insights of his own writing experience. Roger successfully delivered poetry weekends at Barlaston on Elizabeth Bartlett, U A Fanthorpe, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Kantaris, D. H. Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Carole Satyamurti and W. B. Yeats.

THIS COURSE IS ALREADY CLOSE TO BEING FULLY BOOKED, so if you are interested please email Bookings to get the lastest information.

Prices for this course are...

1. The deposit at £30

2. The Balance(£80) if you have already paid the Deposit. Please pay balance by 20th Sept 2013. (No need to fill-in the booking form again in this case)

3. The full cost at £110. This payment would be much appreciated to reduce admin costs.