This online 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 participants will 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.