Writing Poetry

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing Poetry

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of 96cp (24-32 US Credits) of Creative and Professional Writing discipline units

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The unit covers one of the major genres in creative writing, and is designed for those who are interested in language and the use of words in precise, innovative, concentrated and musical ways. It would also be useful to lyricists. The unit provides important creative and critical skills in writing verse and cultivating an understanding and appreciation of poetry and occurs at the mid-point of the creative writing major, building on KWB211 Stylistics and preparing students for the advanced work of third year.
    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Write and edit a portfolio of poetry to a professional standard.
    2. Analyse and discuss the stylistic features of a range of poetic forms.
    3. Apply critically reflective techniques, independently and collaboratively, to your personal practice in poetry writing

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