For beginners (but not absolute beginners!) and intermediate writers who want to explore some definitions of poetry; and to start some structured learning about rhyme, metre, verse forms, lineation and stanzas.
Exercises, reading and writing tasks will help you begin to construct a voice, to create shapes on the page and develop your first drafts with confidence.
This is the download version of the face-to-face course Tamar runs regularly in London. You don’t need to have taken the classroom course to find the download version useful – but if you have taken the classroom course, this version will function as a useful refresher or course handbook.
About Tamar Yoseloff View Profile
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.
The Poetry School is a lifeline for ordinary people for whom poetry is the thing that sustains them. We may never be famous, we may never even be published but the Poetry School give us the opportunity to come together with likeminded people and realise that we are not alone, that our solitary efforts at writing have a value and purpose. The Poetry School nourishes and nurtures whatever abilities we have and gives support and encouragement to our work and therefore to us as individuals. It reaches people from all walks of life, there is no other organisation like it, it is needed.