Image, Shape and Music (EASM144)
The module aims to introduce you to the central importance of Image, Shape and Music in writing poetry, and will appeal to creative writers from a range of backgrounds, as well as to dedicated poets. You will explore a wide range of approaches to contemporary poetry, and poetic techniques, including free verse and some stanzaic arrangements, as well as other common poetic techniques such as: estrangement, personification, beginnings/endings, ‘slow reveals’, and the use of controlled energy and direction in a poem. You will explore, rhythm and measure, and the musical world of the poem’s language. You will work in a stimulating environment in which existing writing skills can be developed to a professional standard, and a portfolio of poetry produced alongside some critical self-reflection. You will explore your responses to aspects of poetry, discussing your own work alongside the work of your peers and the work of other published poets.