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Summer School: Poetry – The Foundations



Ali Alizadeh




Discover the basics for becoming a successful poet.

Ali Alizadeh


Consider the form or genre of poetry, and how a poem is different to other forms of writing. Explore contemporary Australian poetry, and consider the work of some of Australia’s leading contemporary poets. Participants are welcome to bring samples of their writing for discussion.

You will learn

  • what is poetry, and what makes it a unique form of writing.
  • what is contemporary poetry
  • what are the most important forms of poetry in Australia today
  • how to begin and complete writing a poem
  • how to find an audience for your poetry

About Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh’s second collection of poetry, ‘Ashes in the Air’, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award. Ali is a lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies at Monash University. His books include the controversial short story cycle ‘Transactions’ and the forthcoming historical novel ‘The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc’.

You can check out our interview with Ali about exploring the distance between now and then on this website.

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Cancellation Policy




Registration for this event ended on 25 January 2017 - 8:00
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