Number of lesson modules  8 Fees information  
  Average duration  6-12 months Enrolment form  


Writing Poetry


Poetry has enjoyed a revival in the last five years, with more people writing and reading it than at any time since the thirties - and with the appoinment of Carol Ann Duffy as the new Poet Laureate, that interest is likely to increase even further. If you are a new or inexperienced poet, this is a good time to begin.

Your tutor will provide advice and guidance as to the form and construction that will best suit you. You will be helped to perfect your style and choice of theme, to deepen your awareness of metre and rhyme, and to use the natural rhythms of the English language. Even free verse should not be anarchic - a successful poem is a fusion of sound, shape and lyrical structure.

This course will give you the confidence needed to enjoy the world of poetry, whether you write to be read by others, or just for yourself.

Topics covered:

  Finding inspiration Imagery and metaphor
  Rhyme Use of language
  Metre and rhythm Humour
  Form and shape Getting published