ONLINE FEEDBACK CLINIC: Writing Poetry
Summary:Poetry can sometimes seem mysterious and intimidating. But you can write it – and this online course aims to expand your skills and confidence. Each month, participants receive a brief prompt to help them start a new poem, which they will then show to the rest of the group. Andy will provide precise, constructive suggestions for improvement, along with some ideas to expand your reading and writing practice. All participants are also encouraged to give feedback. This online course actively encourages sharing of your work with your cohort as well as with the tutor.
gain confidence in yourself as a writer of poetry
try some new poetic forms and techniques
discover some new poets that will enhance your own work
improve your ability to read other people's poems and give feedback
have five poems ready to submit for publication
Pieces of up 60 lines or 300 words due 11:55pm Wednesdays 10 February, 10 March, 7 April, 12 May, 9 June.
About Andy Jackson
Andy Jackson's first published book, Among the Regulars, was shortlisted for the 2011 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, and his most recent collection, Music Our Bodies Can't Hold, was shortlisted for the 2020 John Bray Poetry Award. Andy has co-edited disability-themed issues of the literary journals Southerly and Australian Poetry Journal, and he has been a creative writing teacher and tutor for community organisations and universities across Australia.