Our online poetry writing course will help you discover your inner poet from finding inspiration through to putting that into words and crafting poetry.

What You'll Learn: Course Modules and Content

1. The starting point
2. Structuring
3. Developing a poem
4. The growth of a poem
5. Contemporary fashion
6. Useful ideas for poems
7. Self-assessment
8. Outlets for poetry

Poetry can be the most creative and the most satisfying of all forms of writing. Most people who enjoy words have within them the ability to create poetry, if only they knew how. Our course teaches where and how to find inspiration, how to translate the inspiration into words, and how to craft your words into lines of poetry.

You learn to handle rhyme, rhythm, metre and all the other tools of the poet's craft. You learn to write sonnets, ballads, rondeaus and all the other forms, even blank verse. And you learn by working one-to-one with your personal tutor who will be a published poet and recognised lecturer. Your tutor will also help iron out those wrinkles that can be the difference between winning and losing poetry competitions and even seeing your work in print.

To have your work accepted means more than just writing good poetry. It also means understanding how these markets work, what they are looking for and how to meet their needs. These are all things that your course will cover and on which your tutor will advise you. Remember, your tutor will have experience of being a competition judge so they will have plenty of hints to pass on.

Buy your course online today! Your course co-ordinator will email your personalised course materials as a PDF file to store safely on your computer. By emailing your course assignments your professional writing tutor will be able to critique and return your feedback to you faster than using the postal service.

Prefer your course materials by post? Contact our course team or call 01778 392 492 to get a quote (postal charges apply).

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Poetry (Non Subscriber Price) : £182.00

Poetry (Subscriber Price) : £164.00

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What Our Students Say

Roger's comments and suggestions have been very helpful. I am thoroughly enjoying the course. It is making me think a lot and sort things out with my writing. Not too stressful - just right. The structure of the whole course is excellent.

Edwina Gray, Kent - 18/06/2019

Have been so impressed I'm dreading my last assignment, because I know it will mean the end of the course.

C Ellis - 01/02/2016

Mary encouraged me, each step of the way, with excellent advice and ideas, in a sensitive and kind manner. She helped me to see things in my poems I had not noticed or considered. She is truly an inspiring tutor.

Gillian Littlefair, Durham - 27/02/2019