Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module is designed to develop, enhance, and refine the student’s skills in the craft of writing poetry and gives them the opportunity to practice more advanced writing and critical skills. This module provides more in-depth practical help with their own poetry for students at Level 6 of the Creative Writing programme. Students will reflect on the nature and variety of their own poetic practices, and will be introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of poetry through discussion with the peer group with particular attention to craft.
This module is designed to:
(i) provide a critical and practical development for students who have a
sound knowledge of the basic craft skills and who wish to further develop
their theoretical, practical, and analytical knowledge of poetry;
(ii) familiarise students with the more advanced approaches in poetics in
Through a series of critical
workshops, students will develop their skills in writing poetry to a more
advanced level. They will be encouraged to think about the relation between
theory and practice and to apply what they learn to their own work.
By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:
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