When we catch a glimpse of something marvellous, encounter deep suffering or can’t express a moment in prose, we often turn to poetry. This course will introduce you to reading and writing contemporary poetry, with a focus on helpful practices and common pitfalls in composing poems and verse.
We will engage with the work of established writers, learn to identify forms and structure, and discuss what works and what doesn’t in a given piece of writing. We’ll focus on craft and the creative life, and give time to the process of submitting poetry for publication. Through in-class exercises, readings and creative projects, you’ll be equipped with a toolkit for generating and moderating your own works-in-progress.
Note: Back by popular demand, from fall 2019. Valuable for both new and repeat students.
A $60 discount will be applied automatically for adults 55+.