Painting with Sound: Poetry Workshop with David Butler
In this workshop, we will be examining some of the resources and skill-sets that make for truly compelling poetry. Using key works of masters such as Heaney, Kavanagh, Plath, Boland, Hughes, we’ll look in detail at what T. S. Eliot terms the ‘auditory imagination’ – how great poets use such effects as rhythm, rhyme and soundscape to enhance their work.
A former lecturer of literature, David Butler is a multi-award winning full-time author. His publications include the novel City of Dis (shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, 2015) and the poetry collections Via Crucis (Doghouse, 2011), All the Barbaric Glass (Doire Press, 2017) and Liffey Sequence (Doire Press, 2021).