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A Poetry Kit Poetry Course is available wherever you are.  If you are online you can take a course.
You need nothing more than an interest in improving as a poet and internet access.

 

 

Part 2 Poetry Course

COURSES START SECOND AND LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

.Duration - 10 units

 

The Course - This course in writing poetry takes the participant on from the point of Poetry 1 and is intended for those with some experience at writing and who wish to develop their skills further.   The objectives of the course are achieved through exercises designed to introduce new concepts in writing and stretch the participant, discussions and critique sessions, backed up with talks, notes, support and feedback.  The purpose of the course is to allow the participant to build their skills of observation and clarity of language while at the same time allowing their individual voice and technique to develop.  The course looks at a variety of styles and forms of poetry which will allow the participant to build a sound knowledge of some of the technical terms while utilising them in a practical and interesting way.   The course includes elements relating to preparing and submitting poems for publication, reading poems and presenting them in a live setting, revising poetry and editing.  

 

Poetry 2

 

This is a high grade course and makes assumptions that the participant will already have a wide experience of poetic techniques, the features looked at on the course are looked at from an advanced point of view -- roughly equivalent of a third year University module.  The Basically the course follows the following session structure.  Each session consists of a number of parts.

 

Some items covered

Analysis of poetry

Use of images

Poetry about the natural world

Free verse

Voice

Lineation

Poems from art and found objects

Avent garde

Critiquing poetry

Completion

 

 

Qualifications required - People wishing to take this course do not require any previous qualifications, they do however need to be able to identify themselves as writers with some experience.  Those who have previously taken the Poetry Kit Poetry 1 course will find this a natural development.  

 

Fee - The course fee is £95 (UK£)

 

The Tutor - The course is presented by Jim Bennett who is a highly experienced lecturer having delivered courses in creative writing for the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University and for the WEA.   Jim is a full time professional poet who earns his living from writing poetry and lecturing. He has won many awards over a forty year writing career.  For more information see an interview and his publisher's page.

 

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