The greenish quiet drifted below the surface: Finding the hidden moments of history to turn into poetry

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 8 Nov 2019
EventNational Association of Writers in Education Annual Conference 2019 - Park Inn by Radisson, York, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Nov 201910 Nov 2019


ConferenceNational Association of Writers in Education Annual Conference 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
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In this paper I will be presenting research from my practice-led PhD in Creative Writing. I am writing a collection of poetry about Richard III; his wife Anne Neville, Duchess of Gloucester; his mother Cecily Neville, Duchess of York; and the Princes in the Tower. My research involves reading academic history texts; also responding to art, portraits and stained-glass representations of my characters (ekphrasis). Walking in landscapes known to my characters has influenced my work (psychogeography). These factors combine to allow me to access the small, intimate moments of history. The absent, the unseen, the forgotten: these are my themes.

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