|Module Title||WRITING POETRY 1: RHYMES AND REASONS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Tiffany S Atkinson|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||5 X 2-HOUR SEMINARS|
Session 2. The Imagistic Poem.
Students will be asked to write a poem based on images rather than narrative or argument. Discussion will focus on the show-don'r-tell approach to poetry and its roots in Imagism. Examples may include the Imagists, William Carlos Williams and the various interpretations of haiku.
Session 3. The Narrative Poem.
Students will be asked to write a poem which tells a story. Discussion will focus on the narrative potential of poetry and the differences between poetic and prose narrative. The dramatic monologue will also be covered. Examples may include Frost, Auden and contemporary exponents such as Armitage and Duffy.
Session 4. The Self-Reflexive Poem.
Students will be asked to write a poem which explores its own textuality. Discussion will focus on the postmodern interest in reflexive forms and its relation to critical theory. Examples of self-reflexive poetry may include work by Wallace Stevens and W.S. Graham, as well as recent British and American poetry in the postmodern tradition.
Session 5. The Poetic Sequence.
Students will be asked to write a short sequence of poems. Discussion will focus on the different sequential structures available to poets and the way individual poems can change when brought into proximity with others. Examples of sequences may range from Yeats's Crazy Jane poems and `Meditations in Time of Civil War' to Berryman's Dream Songs and looser sequences such as Plath's bee poems.
|Problem solving||Problems of writing technique will arise and be dealt with in seminars and assessments|
|Research skills||Research is an essential part of the assessments|
|Communication||Interaction in group discussion will be essential to the seminars|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be expected to improve their work in response to criticism from the tutor and other students|
|Team work||See 3|
This module is at CQFW Level 7