Discovering the City Anew

Discovering the City Anew

Explore the city historically and what the metropolis can be now, especially in our new post-pandemic context.

Every city has places the locals know and visitors know. Traveling from the Street of Coffins of Bill Manhire’s New York, to the hidden depots and bus journeys of Paul Farley’s Merseyside, we will look at a wide range of poems that explore the nooks and crannies of cities and the people who live there.

During this course we will look then and look back again, at what the city was, and what the city is now, especially in our new post-pandemic context, learning to discover the city anew in our writing. A course ideal for those who want to inject a fresh perspective into their writing, and those who are looking for a new path.

5 fortnightly sessions over 10 weeks. No live chats. Suitable for UK & International students.

To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected] Conditions of eligibility are detailed here.

If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]

More information about how all our online courses work can be found on the Online Courses page.

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About David Tait View Profile

David Tait lives in Nanjing, China, where he works as a teacher. His first collection Self-Portrait with The Happiness (2014) received an Eric Gregory Award and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection and Polari First Book Prizes. A follow-up pamphlet Three Dragon Day (2015) won the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was shortlisted for The Michael Marks Award. His most recent collection, The AQI, was published in October 2018.

‘It’s wonderful to be able to have conversations about poetry with other poets.’

– Spring 2021 Survey Response

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