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Friday 7 December 2007
Andrew Motion in conversation with psychoanalyst Denis Flynn
At The Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7
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Poet Laureate Andrew Motion talked to psychoanalyst Denis Flynn about private thoughts and public expression. Why do we articulate personal ideas for the scrutiny of others? Do psychoanalysis and modern poetry share a paradoxical need to share the personal with a kind of public?
Andrew Motion has been a professor of English, editor of Poetry Review and editorial director at Chatto & Windus. He now teaches creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999.
Denis Flynn has worked with traumatised children and families, and was head of an in-patient adolescent unit in the NHS. He now works with adults, adolescents and children. His book, Severe Emotional Disturbance in Children and Adolescents, was published in 2004.