Poetry

On our lively poetry courses, enjoy explores this captivating genre, revisit classic texts and discover new writers plus share your views in classroom discussions.
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  1. An introduction to poetry 1

    Course Date: Sun 29 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Always wanted to read and discuss poetry? Enjoy this introduction to a range of poetry from the last 400 years and explore how the poets shape our responses.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. An introduction to poetry 2

    Course Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Following on from 'An introduction to poetry', you will read, discuss and enjoy a selection of poetry by Philip Larkin and Simon Armitage.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  3. Contemporary poetry

    Course Date: Wed 11 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Read and discuss a variety of poetry written in the last 50 years. We explore a range of poetry in terms of theme, style and viewpoints. (There will be no class on 15 Feb.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  4. Earth and air: three Romantic poets

    Course Date: Sat 4 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    The most human of the elements, earth and air, will lead us into some of the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats, and their meditations on the relations between the individual, nature and society. The course will take place at Keats House in Hampstead.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Frank O'Hara and the New York School

    Course Date: Sat 18 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Urbane, ironic, celebratory, wildly funny', Frank O'Hara's poetry registers the pulse of post-war New York, city of abstract expressionism, modern jazz and innovatory poets, many of whom circled O'Hara's sun.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Great Women Poets: Sappho, Emily Dickinson and Anna Akhmatova. Image: Anna Akhmatova by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

    Great women poets: Sappho, Emily Dickinson and Anna Akhmatova

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore three of the greatest female poets in world literature, and engage in a series of intimate dialogues across the centuries, between cultures, and between the sexual, spiritual and political journeys each so passionately undertook.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  7. Milton: Paradise Lost

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Paradise Lost' excites fascination and controversy, confronting the existence of evil in a divinely ordained world. We shall explore each of the twelve books to develop our understanding of this most complex and rewarding epic.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  8. Romantic poets: 1789-1842

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Charlotte Smith to John Clare, what are the impulses and forms of Romantic poetry? Focusing strongly, but not exclusively, on Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats, major themes will be nature, love, politics, and the individual imagination.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £66.00

  9. Symbolic narratives: reaching our deeper feelings

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how some stories are more powerful and memorable than others because they use symbols which reach directly to our deepest desires and fears, from Swift and Mary Shelley to Golding, Bradbury and Ballard.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course, led by Nick Field, City Lit literature tutor and former Keats House Poet in Residence, will give you the chance to read, explore and discuss some of Keats' most significant poetry in the location in which many of them were written. Poems include "The Odes" and "The Eve of St.Agnes".
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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