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WELCOME TO PASCALE PETIT'S WEBSITE

   
Photo credit Kaido Vainomaa

Welcome to the website of poet Pascale Petit. Pascale's fifth collection What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo was published by Seren in the UK (2010) and Black Lawrence Press in the US (2011). It was shortlisted for both the TS Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year, and was a book of the year in the Observer. Five poems from her sixth collection Fauverie (to be published September 2014) won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize.

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News and events

Pascale Petit is shortlisted for the Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014

Images as Strong as Sculptures: the Poetry of Pascale Petit broadcast on ABC Poetica, Radio National, 3pm 19 July and 9pm Thursday 24 July,
(Australian
time)
2014 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/poetica/images-as-strong-as-sculptures3a-the-poetry-of-pascal-petit/4896370

A recording of Pascale Petit's poetry is now available on The Poetry Archive
http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/pascale-petit

Selected poems Fauverie is published in China
The cover painting 'Eagle' is by Zhang Fangbai


Pascale Petit has been awarded the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize

She
won for a portfolio of five poems from her forthcoming collection Fauverie.

http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/poetry/winners.php

The winning poems can be read here

Pascale Petit was awarded an Arts Council of England
Grant for the Arts to complete her sixth collection Fauverie. The award was to buy time and spend time in Paris for research. The collection is published by Seren in September 2014.



Advanced Poetry Writing at The Poetry School. Two new courses start Wednesdays
17th September 2014
There are 2 classes: 4-6pm
http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/advanced-poetry-writing---afternoons-2014-15.php
6.45 - 8.45pm
http://www.poetryschool.com/courses-workshops/face-to-face/advanced-poetry-writing---evenings-2014-15.php
Pascale is tutoring two Advanced Poetry Writing courses in 3 x 10 week terms, Wednesday 4-6pm and 6.45 -8.45pm
The Poet
ry School, Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX
Tel: 0207 582 1679 To apply send 3 poems to: administration@poetryschool.com  




Launch readings for Fauverie

Wymondham Words Festival Norfolk, Friday evening 19 September 2014

Kings Lynn Poetry Festival 26 - 28 September 2014

Contemporary Nature Poetry at London Zoo during literature week 1-2pm Saturday 4 October 2014

The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
4pm, Tuesday 7 October 2014
http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/

Manchester Literature Festival Living World Gallery at Manchester Museum, Wednesday evening 7.30pm 8 October 2014
Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL
Tickets £6/£4 concessions Book on 0843 208 0500 or Manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing Bishopsgate, London, Saturday 11 October 2014
To book visit:
http://www.resurgence.org/take-part/resurgence-events/wellbeing-festival-2014.html

London launch at Yorkshire Grey pub, 6-10pm, short reading at 7pm Thursday 16 October 2014

First Thursdays at Chapter Arts, Cardiff Thursday 6 November, 2014

Lumb Bank Arvon Centre guest reader for poetry course with David Morley and Caroline Bird, Wednesday 19 November 2014

Bridlington Poetry Festival Friday 19 June 2015


Dromineer Literary Festival Tipperary, Ireland, Saturday 3 October, 2015





Pascale Petit is delighted to announce she is mentoring Warsan Shire for The Complete Works II
http://thecompleteworks.net/
Warsan Shire has been appointed the first Young Poet Laureate for London and is
the unanimous winner of the 2013 inaugural Brunel African Poetry Prize.


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Transforming the Raw: Poetry and Conflict, a course at Tate Modern, Mondays 18.45 - 20.15, 3 November - 8 December 2014
Led by poet Pascale Petit
Tate Modern throughout the galleries, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
(online bookings not yet open)
to book online or call 020 7887 8888
£150 (concessions available. Price includes free drinks after each class



Water Spirit
Norval Morrisseau

Developing Personal Myths from Indigenous Traditions – Ty Newydd residential course in North Wales 14-19 July 2014
Led by Pascale Petit and Canadian Ojibway poet Armand G Ruffo
Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd LL52 0LW
To book phone 01766 522811 or email: tynewydd@literaturewales.org
http://www.llenyddiaethcymru.org/x6-developing-personal-myths-from-indigenous-traditions/





(next Sky in the Eye course is in summer 2015)

Sky in the Eye: Developing Creativity Using Women Surrealists' Art as a Palette Ty Newydd residential course in North Wales, 15 - 20 July 2013
Led by poet Pascale Petit and filmmaker Pamela Robertson-Pearce
Ty Newydd, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth, Gwynedd LL52 0LW

To book phone 01766 522811 or email: tynewydd@literaturewales.org

http://www.literaturewales.org/c/15296/i/142422/h/232857/?language_id=1

This course will develop creativity and free the imagination through women surrealists’ art and practices. Whether you are a poet, prose writer, visual artist, or just interested in the potential of surrealism to energise your work, this course will help you find an authentic voice for a sustained art practice.





Selected Past Events


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Pascale went to Shanghai in Dec 2011 to take part in a translation project as Visiting Poetry Fellow at Fudan University. Read her account on UEA's New Writing Net: http://www.newwriting.net/writing/translation/chinese-water-and-bronze-demons

Hear Pascale talking with Debbie Taylor of Mslexia about poetry phobia and reading from What the Water Gave Me on Woman's Hour BBC Radio 4
  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012wzfd

Black Lawrence Press
published the US edition of What the Water Gave Me:
Poems after Frida Kahlo
http://www.blacklawrence.com/Petit.html


TS Eliot Prize: Listen to Pascale Petit's reading in the Royal Festival Hall for the Shortlist Readings, on the Poetry Book Society website

Listen to two poems from TS Eliot Prize shortlisted What the Water Gave Me on BBC Radio 4's Today programme website. http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9361000/9361532.stm



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Belgrade Poetry Festival 29 May – 2 June 2012
Pascale Petit attended the Belgrade Poetry Festival to launch the Serbian edition of her second poetry collection The Zoo Father (published by Treci Trg), translated by Milan Dobricic. The cover is designed by Dragana Nikolic and there are eleven illustrations inside. To purchase see publisher's website: http://www.trecitrg.org.rs




Poetry School Online
: Towards a Collection downloable course
an online course
by Pascale Petit for advanced poets preparing a first collection is available on The Poetry School website
£10 for the course. For more details click here

http://www.poetryschool.com/courses/onlinecourses.php?cid=3




Poetry from Art pamphlet launch Saturday 24 September 2011

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Copyright Tate, photographed by Ana Escobar, Poetry from Art book launch 2011 (please do not use without permission from Tate)
Tate Modern published a pamphlet of poems by the poets on the Poetry from Art 2011 summer course, edited by Pascale Petit
There was a public reading to launch the anthology which is now available from the Tate Modern bookshop.
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/coursesworkshops/24136.htm



Metamorphoses: Pascale Petit took part in the first translation conference in Algiers, organised by EUNIC in partnership with the British Council, 21-25 April 2012



   
Photo credit Dafna Kaplan
Sha'ar International Poetry Festival 29–31 October 2009
Israel Poetry from the Conflict Zone
at The Arabic-Hebrew Theatre, Jaffa
http://www.helicon.org.il/



Yellow Mountain Poetry Festival in UK

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Poetry of Yellow Mountain – Purcell Room, South Bank Centre
Part Two of English/Chinese Yellow Mountain (Huangshan) poetry festival

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Part One of Yellow Mountain festival in Huangshan, Anhui Province, China


The British Council's New Silk Road, Kazahkstan

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Tobias Hill and Pascale Petit led workshops with 28 Kazakh and Uzbek writers Almaty, Kazakhstan


 

From Kathmandu: Pratik the Special Contemporary British Poetry issue
guest edited by Pascale Petit
editor Yuyutsu R D Sharma

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Pratik Launch at Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu   Machapuchere (Fishtail) Mountain on Annapurna Trek

 


 







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