Creative Writing: Poetry
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Creative Writing, Poetry
Taught In English
One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Practical work in developing the skills necessary for composing and revising poetry.
The paper is run on a workshop basis. Students are set weekly reading and writing exercises, and their work is discussed with fellow students and the course co-ordinator.
Exercises in forms ranging from the traditional to the experimental will be set weekly, with students writing their own work for class discussion.
Students submit 2 portfolios for assessment:
-The first of five poems
-The second of a maximum of ten poems for assessment
There is no exam.
Students will come away with editorial and critical skills to apply to their own poetry. They will also end the course with a portfolio of their own poetry.
99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry edited by Paula Green and Harry Ricketts
The 20th Century in Poetry by Michael Hulse and Simon Rae
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.