In this time of Twitter, Snap Chat, sound bytes and single-slide presentations, where quick, short and fleeting is mandatory, does figurative language still have a place? I argue it is essential – but why? What does it offer? How can its use assist our poetic writing, and how can the reading and writing of poetry assist our thinking?
Join us in taking a little time to look at ways poets use the figurative to deepen communication and experience, and to write a bit ourselves.