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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Poetry Essentials: Introduction to Poetry Writing

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Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Poetry

In this six-week course, you will explore the craft of poetry. You will build a foundation of core skills, such as differentiating between the abstract and concrete, creating impact through line breaks, navigating sound devices, and employing figurative language. The course will conclude with strategies for getting published in literary journals. Classes will be based around the close study of sample poems, with discussion highlighting the techniques authors use to create certain impacts; exercises tailored to hone the strength of your writing through the application of key craft elements; and workshops, in which you’ll share in-progress poems with the group. The aim is for you to produce a short portfolio of revised poems. Prior creative writing experience is not required—the class is open to fledgling and seasoned writers, alike.


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Tutor: Alice Stinetorf

Dates: Tuesday 28th April to Tuesday 2nd June 2020


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