Fresh Approaches

Fresh Approaches

New approaches to writing poetry, looking at contemporary and less familiar work to inspire your own writing.

This course focuses on finding new approaches to writing poetry. It draws on a range of eclectic influences in order to inspire. Each week we’ll probe the fresh and the less familiar to galvanise our own work. From Anne Carson’s ‘box’ poems to Vladimir Nabokov’s coloured sounds, and from Iceland’s epic ‘The Kalevala’ to metaphor in its most secretive guises, every lesson will be energised by alternative viewpoints. Plenty of discussion and feedback on students’ own poems each session.

10 weekly sessions on Mondays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 8th May.

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

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Ellen Cranitch is a poet, journalist and teacher. She has taught at the University of St Andrews, City University and UCL. Her new pamphlet Dressing for Vesuvius was published by Templar Press in May 2016.

I love the excellent supportive tutors and staff and the supportive and challenging environment at the Poetry School. Thank you.

– Summer 2016 survey response.

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