The Construction of the Poem (Summer 2018)

The Construction of the Poem (Summer 2018)

A rotating line-up of special guest tutors teach you how to construct a poem.

Please note: This course is in a priority booking period for students enrolled on the previous term.  Any remaining spaces will be made available to the general public from Monday 26 February.

‘On the simplest level, form functions for any poet as a kind of scaffold from which the poem can be constructed.’ – Michael Donaghy

The Construction of the Poem is a new thirty-week course designed to give participants detailed knowledge of all aspects of the history and application of formal techniques in writing poetry. Each session will be taught by a different poet, based on his or her particular areas of expertise, so expect to be challenged and inspired by a variety of approaches and practices. From language and diction, to rhyme and rhythm, to lineation and verse forms (such as the sonnet and sestina), to more radical forms (such as prose poetry and concrete poetry) The Construction of the Poem will give you the tools of the trade needed to build the perfect poem. Details of tutors and sessions are on the website.

All classes will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU.  The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starting 14 May. This is the third term of a three-term course.

All classes will be in our new offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU.  The venue is 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the Lower Road exit onto Surrey Quays Road, cross over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices are on the left.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

About Various Tutors View Profile

Tutor details and syllabus TBC

'The content and assignments were amazing. I learned a lot that will affect all aspects of my writing. The course far exceeded my expectations, which were already high, having previously done a course with the same tutor. Already had one of the assignments published (Morning Star newspaper), and others that I will be sending out.'

Autumn 2016 survey response

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