£80 – £160

Summer Term 2020: Political poetry course (online/correspondence)

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Political Poetry

(this is one of the many courses offered by Live Canon; find out about other courses, and opportunities for feedback and coaching at www.livecanon.co.uk)

Is 2020 the year your poetry gets political? Have things to say about the world, and want to channel them into your poetry?

This is a 12 week correspondence course, and you can take part from anywhere in the world. 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
  • Satire
  • Public Poetry
  • Old Stories, New Contexts
  • Rebels and Rule breakers

The cost is 160 pounds (half price for students and the unwaged). This includes the 12 tutorials, and detailed written feedback on your work each week.

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...'

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email livecanon@btinternet.com

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