[Autumn Semester 2016 – Leanne O’Sullivan]
The core of Poetry 1 is a weekly, three hour workshop which includes focused reading of one aspect of poetic craft (eg. form, imagery, sound, language), as well as a reading and workshopping of one poem that each student has written over the previous week. The aim of the workshop is to write poems that are of a publishable standard and to allow students to mine the inevitable and imaginative wellspring of material that will comprise their poems. There will be an opportunity to read widely and to also discuss elements of technique and theory. Students receive regular one-to-one tutorials and extensive feedback on their poetry.