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Join us on a journey into the transformative world of poetry. You’ll read inspiring poets, explore how poems take shape, and begin to create and share your own work with a friendly supportive group.
Classes are capped at 15 places to ensure a high-quality experience. Book quickly to secure your place.
This course is designed for writers aged 18+. If you’re looking for courses suitable for younger writers, check out these online workshops!
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“I thought it was all a brilliant experience and has changed my writing for the better.”
What the course covers
- What is Poetry Anyway? – exploring where poems come from, and exercises to generate ideas
- The Image – ways to make images with as few words as possible
- The Metaphor – examining what a metaphor is and how to extend one over an entire poem
- White Space – the importance of line breaks and stanza breaks
- Who’s Talking? – who is the narrative speaker of your poem?
- Musicality – the use of repetition and the sound of a poem
You will learn to:
- Consider different sources for poems
- Use your imagination and memory
- Examine contemporary poetry
- Feel more confident to write your own poetry
- Develop your own voice
- Explore the power of language
About your tutor
Rebecca Goss lives in Suffolk. Her first full-length collection, The Anatomy of Structures, was published in 2010 by Flambard Press. Her second collection Her Birth (Carcanet/Northern House, 2013) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2013, the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 and the Portico Prize for Literature 2015. It won the poetry category in the East Anglian Book Awards in 2013. In 2014, Rebecca was selected for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets. Carousel, her collaboration with the photographer Chris Routledge, was published in 2018 by Guillemot Press. Girl was released in 2019 and was shortlisted in the poetry category at the East Anglian Book Awards 2019. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University, and is currently studying for a PhD by Publication at the University of East Anglia. She is 2018/19 Creative Writing Fellow at Liverpool John Moores University. Website
How it works
The course is divided into six modules, each of which introduces an aspect of the craft of writing poetry. At the end of each module, the tutor will set an assignment. You will receive written feedback from your tutor for all six modules, with hints and tips on how to strengthen your poem.
The modules are posted fortnightly. Every two weeks you will submit an assignment to your tutor, who will then respond with constructive feedback and advice.
Designed by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing.