19-20 EN5112: Poetry Workshop

EN5112: Poetry Workshop (40 credits)
Teaching: Autumn and Spring, three hours per week
Assessment: two portfolios of poetry of 12 pages each

Students will have an established writing practice and will be expected to embark on an advanced programme of writing and critical thinking through creative exploration and dialogue with the tutor and other members of the group. The content of the workshops will be dictated by the presentations of work in progress by the members of the group, and by the critical dialogue that develops from these presentations. The tutor will draw up a schedule for this and work will be circulated in advance. Students will read and annotate this work and come to class ready to discuss it. Reading of literary exempla and extracts will also feed into workshop discussions. The tutor may set exercises or additional advance reading.