Poetry Writing: Inspired by Poets of the 20th Century

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In this course we will look at some of the major poets of the 20th Century and their influence on poetry, in order to better understand the main poetic movements of this era. These studies will inspire new poems.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to 20th Century poetry, looking at the major poets and poetic movements of this time, and to inspire the writing of new poems.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No experience is necessary, but a willingness to both read and writing poetry is required.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Be familiar with some of the major poets of the 20th Century.
  • Be familiar with some of the main poetic movements of the 20th Century.
  • Write at least two new poems inspired by the reading material.
  • Write a pastiche of a poem.
  • Develop skills in reading and responding to 20th Century poetry.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring writing materials with you.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Poetry Writing: Inspired by Poets of the 20th Century

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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