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Poetry 1 - EN892

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Convenor 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Canterbury Autumn 7
Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module
30 (15) Mr S M Smith active active active

The information below applies to the 2015-16 session


This module will prepare you for the production of your dissertation portfolio of fully realised, finished poems. You will read a wide range of exemplary, contemporary work and experiment with form and content. A portfolio for the module of 10 – 15 poems is submitted.


This module appears in:


Contact hours

One two hour seminar per week



Method of assessment

100% coursework

Preliminary reading

Learning outcomes

  • Students will have: a) developed his/her writing and self-editing skills so as to generate and complete a sustained and fully-revised piece of fiction (one or two stories, or a coherent portion of an ongoing novel) b) experimented at a high level with writing techniques brought out in group discussions of selected texts c) made progress towards producing work of a publishable quality d) gained a better understanding of the craft of writing through class discussions and exercises related to the reading, as well as in response to the tutor’s editorial feedback. e) received creative sustenance resulting from testing his/her ideas about literature and writing processes against those of other people (the tutor and fellow seminar students) f) generate and complete one or two stories, or a section of a novel/novella, that demonstrate(s) the student’s sense of the relationship between his/her work and its audience


No pre-requisites

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