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. Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath: bursting all the doors

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    No two voices could be more dissimilar, yet the impact of both remains unparalleled in American women’s poetry. Explore the full range of Dickinson’s and Plath’s art - passionate, candid, dangerously subversive, controversial and adored.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Introduction to poetry

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 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

  3. Frank O'Hara and the New York School

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 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

  4. The emperor of ice cream: why Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore and Frank O'Hara matter

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore why these three poets are important for their original uses of language and form, their wit and humour, and their life-long belief that poetry can enrich the reader’s imagination.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Modern and contemporary Eastern European literature from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Eastern European writers have for too long been overshadowed by their Western counterparts, as if a wretched political history were not enough. Wit, fantasy, audacity, refinement – explore works by Kundera, Gombrowicz, Szymborska, Rebreanu and others.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  6. Milton: Paradise Lost – ‘Our inner freedom’

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jan 2018
    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 consider a representative selection of crucial passages to illuminate the practical contemporary significance of this cosmic work.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. An introduction to poetry: UA Fanthorpe, Elizabeth Jennings and Carol Ann Duffy

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Following on from Introduction to poetry 1, you will read ,discuss and enjoy a selection of poetry by UA Fanthorpe, Elizabeth Jennings and Carol Ann Duffy in terms of their styles and themes.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. The freedom of our crimes: the poetry of WW2 across Europe

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We shall study responses to the war from poets representing several combatant nations. In the process, we shall discover just how impressive and various were their evocations of this terrible and many-faceted conflict.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Earth and air: three Romantic poets

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    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

  10. The plays of Anton Chekhov

    Course Date: Sat 3 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will read, view and discuss extracts from 'The Seagull', 'Three Sisters', 'Uncle Vanya' and 'The Cherry Orchard' and consider their revolutionary nature in terms of the concept of 'inner action'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  11. Rising stars in contemporary poetry

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Poetry sales are rising. We will read a range of up-and-coming poets and discuss whether their work offers us something long-lasting, perhaps permanent, or whether they will fade away as fashions change.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  12. Milton: Paradise Lost

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  13. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    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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