Routes into Poetry

Routes into Poetry

For beginner writers who want to explore some definitions of poetry; and to start some structured learning about rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanzas.

This course is appropriate for beginners and those who have written some poetry but who would like to take a more structured approach to their writing. You will examine the basics of rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanza structure. Through exercises, reading, writing and feedback, you will also begin to construct a voice, to create shapes on the page and develop your first drafts with confidence. (If you are a complete beginner, we recommend you download our course How to Write Poetry before you take Tammy’s course.)

10 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, starts 19th September.

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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Tamar Yoseloff’s fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan; and a book with the artist David Harker. She is a London-based freelance tutor in creative writing, and runs site-specific writing courses for galleries such as the Hayward, the Royal Academy and the Tate. Her blog, Invective Against Swans, explores the intersections between poetry and visual art.

Tammy is the most inspiring and supportive tutor anyone could hope for, and it has been fantastic to be part of a group of poets (now friends), working on our craft and our confidence together.

– Summer 2016 survey response

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