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Writing Poetry with John McCullough
Wed 7 Oct 2015 to Wed 9 Dec 2015
This course will look at a range of poetic techniques such as compression, imagery, texture, line breaks, traditional forms, rhyme and metre
As well as considering practical aspects of writing technique, you will be encouraged to bring in your own poetry (up to 100 lines) for constructive feedback from your tutor and fellow writers. The work will be emailed around the class beforehand so we can spend our time usefully, discussing the strengths of each piece and places where the writing could be tightened.

This will allow you to receive constructive and detailed feedback and a range of critical and supportive comments on your work from other members of the writing group and your tutor. You will be expected to hand in poetry of up to 100 lines twice in the first ten weeks. Work will be read by the tutor, annotated and returned with comments.

In addition, each week we will study and learn writing strategies by looking at both twentieth century and contemporary poets including Frank O’Hara, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney and Sylvia Plath.

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