Poetry Courses in London

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. Wit, sex and passion: 17th century English poets

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    English 17th C poetry is characterised by wit and wordplay that still delight. The poems of John Donne are brilliantly ingenious depictions of sexual passion; those of George Herbert moving meditations on religious love; while poems such as To His Coy Mistress tread a fine line between seduction and blackmail.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  2. Wordsworth: the Prelude -'The growth of a poet's mind'

    Wordsworth: the Prelude -'The growth of a poet's mind'

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Prelude is Wordsworth’s ultimate testimony, offering a richly varied poetic autobiography. We shall discuss extracts from each of the poem’s 13 books to gain a sense of the complexity and coherence of Wordsworth’s achievement.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    The poetry of Keats: a literary workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 May 2020
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. Poetry in revolutionary times

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is Auden right that “poetry makes nothing happen”? We look at how poets have helped people to understand, cope with and sometimes resist oppression in revolutionary periods from the late 18th century to the present.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  5. Bob Dylan: 'busy being born'

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 23 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For over 50 years, Bob Dylan has shown mercurial delight in striking out in unpredictable directions. We shall track the remarkable unfolding of his career, from classic Sixties compositions to his most recent album, Tempest (2012).
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. Six modern poets

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Explore the work of six giants of modern poetry – from Hardys’ moving reflections on love, through TS Eliot’s revolutionary modernism, to Larkin, Heaney, Robert Frost and the confessional poems of Anne Sexton.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

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