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Political Poetry (online course)

A 12-week correspondence course for people who have things to say about the world, and want to channel them into their poetry. Participants can take part from anywhere in the world. Each week participants 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 
Dates and times
Wed 18 Sep - Wed 11 Dec 2019
£150 | £75 concessions