Political Poetry - next start date September 13th
Due to popular demand we will be running this course for a fourth time in the Autumn. Do get in touch if you'd like to book a place or find out more. Each week you receive a tutorial via email (illustrated with videos and audio recordings). There are writing prompts and exercises to inspire work, an online chat group for discussion, and written feedback from the Live canon team.
- Topics covered include:
- What is political poetry?
- Politics and form
- Protest poetry
- Discourse, rhetoric and vocabulary
- Poet as witness
- Writing Back
- Public Poetry
- Old Stories, New Contexts
- Rebels and Rule breakers
The cost is 150 pounds (half price for students) and this can be split into three instalments.
Feedback from participants:
'The tutorials are absolutely packed with information, inspiration and ideas. Way more than I was expecting'.
'I've been on quite a lot of poetry courses. This is the first that has really changed me as a writer.'
'I found myself relating pretty much everything I was reading, writing or thinking to the course. It was three months of pure engagement for me'.
'This sort of correspondence course is a god send if, like me, you are on the other side of the world from the poetry community you used to be a part of...'
Experimenting with Form
Next start date September 13th
Reasonably confident poet, but want to experiment more with form and metre...? This course will be 12 weeks and will take a playful journey through some of the most interesting forms in English poetry... Topics include: the modern sonnet, tanka and haiku, the ghazal, sestina, villanelle, terza rima, visual and concrete poetry, epistolatory poems, iambic pentameter and rhyme royal... Each week you receive a tutorial via email, illustrated with video and audio clips. There are a number of quick tasks to complete and then a main writing task, which can be sent to Live Canon for written feedback. There is an online discussion forum for the group to share work and discuss tasks.
The course costs £150. 50% discount for students and unwaged. Course fees can be paid in 3 installments.
If you are a poet and would like some one-on-one help from Live Canon with performing your poetry (including voice, breath, preparing poems for performance, combatting nerves, microphone technique) then get in touch to find out more and book a session.