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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Poetry in Brighton

Naomi Foyle, a poet I admire very much , is running two poetry courses this spring. Details below. If you want to learn all the difficult bits in a  supportive atmosphere then check this out.
Lyric Poetry: Open Form
January 11th – Feb 1st
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:30
Cost:  £40 / £35 conc.
The lyric poem is `a brief subjective poem strongly marked by imagination, melody and emotion, and creating for the reader a single, unified impression' (C. Hugh Holman).  In this course students will study and write lyric poetry in `open forms' (or `free verse') and discuss the role that metre, rhyme and other elements of poetic craft  play in the composition and appreciation of open form poetry.
Narrative Poetry
March 1st - 22nd
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 9:30.
Cost:  £40 / £35 conc.
Whether long or short, fictional or confessional, the narrative poem tells a story. While it may contain lyric elements including imagination, music, and emotion, this poem moves the reader through time, developing character and
plot.  In this course students will read, write and workshop narrative poems, with a special look at the ballad, the dramatic monologue, and their own life histories.
The Kemptown Bookshop
95 St George's Rd

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