Is it Okay to Laugh? with Iggy McGovern
Starts: Sat 29 Feb 2020
Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Duration: 1 Day
Cost: €80/€70 Members
There was a young man from Dundee/ Who was stung on the neck by a wasp… thus begins a self-satire on that most satirical form, the Limerick. This workshop will take a look at the use of humour in poetry, asking when it is appropriate and when not, and providing ample opportunity to create your own funny poems, proving that it is indeed okay to laugh!
Iggy McGovern is Fellow Emeritus in Physics at Trinity College Dublin. He has published three collections of poetry with Dedalus Press: The King of Suburbia (2005), Safe House (2010) and The Eyes of Isaac Newton (2017); A Mystic Dream of 4 (Quaternia Press 2013) is his verse biography of the 19th century Irish mathematician and poet, William Rowan Hamilton. He edited the anthology 20|12: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines (Dedalus Press 2012). Awards include The Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry, The Hennessy Award for Poetry and The Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary.