Just wanted to write a little note to say what an incredible time I had performing with this group of poets at Brighton and Sussex Medical School’s first ever Poetry in Medicine event (20th November). Here is a group of poets representing every stage of career, right from performing for the first time to a seasoned poet on their sixth published collection (Jackie Wills). There are also students from the SSC module convened by Dr Neil Singh that inspired this evening. I had the honour of facilitating a workshop for them on Trauma and Empathy in Poetry and was blown away by their insight, so it was wonderful to hear them read poetry written on the module and developed from it. It can safely be said that the evening was enjoyed by all – even my baby!
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Alyssia MacAlister is a writer, editor, artist and mother, who lives with her partner in Brighton. On both page and stage, Alyssia is concerned with exploring narratives with a poetic frame, finding the beautiful in the strange. In writing she can find unspoken traumas and the meanings behind silences. Wide-ranging past interests include virtual reality and the female body, spiders and grief. Alyssia’s specialty is prose poetry, but she often works in found poetry and experiments with more traditional verse. In addition, Alyssia writes lucid fiction and essays, while also creating artwork mostly in pencil. She also has a scalpel eye for editing any kind of poetry or prose and can produce poetry workshops. View all posts by alyssiaonline