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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Contemporary poetry is wildly diverse and deeply engaged with real-world problems. This course looks at four recent volumes with distinct and crackling cultural concerns -- Jamaican Kei Miller's The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (2014), catching Western and Rastafarian perceptions that clash with/out understanding ; English Denise Riley's Say Something Back (2016), containing the stunning 'A Part Song', an elegy for (the mother of) her son ; African-American Terrance Hayes's brilliantly enraged American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (2018), the finest literary work to date driven by Black Lives Matter, and Mexican-Scottish Juana Adcock's linguistic melange Split (2019), seeking as a woman to fuse her Hispanic and Gaelic influences.


Course dates

31 Jul 2022 to 06 Aug 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director


Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code