Day School: Praise Poems and Odes

Poet's House 2


Hilda’s College, Oxford

Saturday 22 November 2014
£50/ £45

Tutor: Jenny Lewis


‘O wild and rampant eldest daughter of the moon…’

Trace the development of praise poems from the hymns to Inanna of the poet/ priestess Enheduanna of ancient Sumeria through Arabic and troubadour poetry to Keats and the present day. Think about the things you value most and see how positive energies generate creativity and rich imagery. Enjoy the lyricism of this vibrant tradition and write your own poems and songs of praise in response to it.

How to get there:

St. Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY. There is limited parking. The station is a short bus or taxi ride from the college. For the more energetic it can be reached on foot in approximately 25 minutes.


Timings and arrangements:

Arrive at the Lady Brodie Room, St. Hilda’s College from 10.00am onwards. The Day School starts promptly at 10.30am and finishes at 4.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch.

 To book:

Please email Jenny Lewis at The Poets House, Oxford on to book a place. Cancellations up to seven days before the event will be fully refunded. Up to 24 hours before the event will be half refunded.