Writing Poetry (Micro-credential)

Writing Poetry (Micro-credential)

Are you interested in poetry? This course will take you through varied forms of writing poetry and introduce you to the Aotearoa/New Zealand poetry community. By the end of the course, you'll have explored different ways of seeing, created a portfolio of your own work, and gained a good understanding of what makes poetry work and how to critique it.

Flexible study options

This micro-credential is worth 10 credits, you can enrol in one micro-credential, or study multiple separately. 

What you will learn

This micro-credential will develop the skills for writing original poetry, develop critiquing skills, and introduce students to the New Zealand Poetry community. You'll be able to write poems in a range of poetic forms and styles, constructively comment on the work of peers, and critically reflect on published poetry.

Content covered includes; 

  • defining poetry
  • starters and inspiration
  • ways of seeing
  • form in poetry
  • contemporary poetry and historical poetry
  • editing poetry
  • analysing poetry and giving constructive feedback on poems

Entry requirements

Open entry.

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Last updated: 8/5/2024

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