This course is an introduction to writing poetry for young people aged 13 - 16 and is an introduction to different types of poem and to different techniques for starting to write.
Students will explore how to develop their own voice and think about how identity can be expressed through poetry.
The course will cover a variety of forms such as haiku, prose poetry, found poetry and shape poetry.
A range of poems by contemporary writers will be read to help us understand what poems aim to do.
The course will involve practical exercises and informal, constructive discussion of one another’s writing.