Poetry for Pleasure

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

Whether you already enjoy reading poetry, or even if you have never tried reading poetry before, this course is for you! An informal, relaxed series of classes exploring a range of poems.

Course Content

There will be some introductory tutor input on how we talk about poetry and the methods poets use to convey meaning to the reader. Most of the class time, however, will be spent reading selected poems and discussing our ideas and responses to them. Remember, responding to poetry has little to do with being right or wrong: your own responses will be invited and valued.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Tutor approval is not required for enrolling on this course.
No textbooks needed, and no examinations! All you need is an interest in reading and talking about poetry in an informal discussion group context.

First Class Requirements

An open mind is all you need to bring!

Attendance Requirements

Although we will be following a short series of classes with an ongoing focus, each session will also be self-contained.

Assessment Methods

Informal assessment only, through participation in discussion.

Further Study Options

Other literature courses; .