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.
  1. The art of the sonnet from the Renaissance to European Modernism

    Course Date: Wed 6 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Shakespeare's is the most celebrated of all sonnet cycles, but the form itself has been integral to Western lyric poetry for nearly eight centuries. Explore works by Petrarch, Shakespeare, Donne, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna and Rilke.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  2. Understanding poetry

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Shakespeare and Milton to Ezra Pound and Frank O'Hara, what makes different types of poetry tick, and how can we gain the confidence to read them perceptively and with real enjoyment?
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  3. The Queen of Calvary: Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop and Stevie Smith

    Course Date: Thu 19 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore these poets’ originality, including their distinctive humour, which marked out their emotional and stylistic space in a poetry world dominated by men; with two brilliant young British women poets who have learned from them.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  4. Divided city: Berlin in Cold War fiction

    Course Date: Tue 31 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover how the Wall and other atmospheric Berlin locations distilled Cold War tensions in le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963), Deighton’s Funeral in Berlin (1964), and Fleming’s The Living Daylights (1966).
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Wordsworth and Coleridge: the transcendent art

    Course Date: Thu 2 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The collaboration of Wordsworth and Coleridge revolutionised poetry. We shall consider how they present all life as potentially inspiring, above and beyond the reductive, materialistic outlook that was gaining currency during the industrial revolution.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

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