“Writing like Wordsworth”: A Brief Primer

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By Amy Wilcockson

We are thrilled to welcome to the blog Dr Adam Neikirk, one of the BARS/Wordsworth Grasmere Early Career Fellows. His blog post below discusses his ongoing project “Writing like Wordsworth”, detailing his plans to work with Wordsworth Grasmere on encouraging Wordsworthian creativity!

What is “Writing like Wordsworth”?

Earlier this year I was chosen to be a BARS/Wordsworth Grasmere Early Career Fellow for 2024/2025. This fellowship is a dream come true for me: an American who fell in love with the Lake District while studying for my doctorate in England, I now have a perfectly valid reason to spend an entire month at the Wordsworth Foundation’s beautiful Grasmere location, which is centered around Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s former domicile. While I am on-site, I will be writing and thinking about poems and how to teach poetry: not just how to read it, but how to conceive of and write it; as I believe this is an important skill that is in danger of becoming lost. I hope to teach writing and present workshops on writing while I am there, and to work together with the site’s staff and outreach teams. I am so thankful to both BARS and the Wordsworth Foundation for selecting …read more

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