Start Writing Poetry
Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, three weeks
Indicative maximum class size: 15
Whether you’re a complete beginner or have already taken your first steps towards writing poetry, this course will develop your craft.
It’ll help you create and edit poems, considering form, tone and rhythm, and have the option of selecting your best poem to be published in a limited edition pamphlet.
7th October 2017 – 21st October 2017
Please bring with you:
a notepad and pen
any notes, ideas or examples of previous writing.
Prior to the course it is useful (but not essential) if you can familiarise yourself with some of the following texts:
Morley, David, ‘Writing Poetry’ in The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), pp.194-214
‘The Art of Poetry’ series in The Paris Review: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews
Goldberg, Natalie, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Boston, Mass.: Shambala Publications, 2005)
Herbert, W.N. and Hollis, Matthew, eds., Strong Words: Modern Poets on Modern Poetry (Tarset, Northumberland: Bloodaxe, 2009)
Hugo, Richard, The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010)