When should a line of verse come to an end? It’s a concept central to making any kind of verse, yet it remains a mystery – sometimes a source of terror – to even seasoned poets. Join Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Paul Muldoon (Frolic and Detour and Moy Sand and Gravel) for a half-day workshop on conquering line endings. Participants should bring 17 hard copies of a recently finished poem of no longer than 30 lines, and a willingness to have their poem rigorously analysed.

Sydney Writers’ Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop for writers who may not otherwise be able to participate. Find more information and an online application form here.

Paul Muldoon (International)

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry including Moy Sand and Gravel, for which he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Other recent awards are the Pigott Prize and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is the Howard G. B. Clark Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent collection of poems is Frolic and Detour.