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Introductions to Poetry at Glasgow University

Ten-week courses introducing students to new poems and revisiting old favourites.

 

Classic Poems: an introduction to poetry in English

  • Tuesdays from September 24 2019Blake - London poem 2
  • 7.00-9.00 pm

A ten-week guide to poetry in English, from Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy. The class explores how poetry has changed over the years, and how it remains eternally the same.  No knowledge of poetry is required, although you are welcome to nominate your favourites for discussion.

To see last session’s poems, download the Classic Poems timetable.

 

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Book your place here, or contact me for further details.

 

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Poetic Themes: an introduction to poetry in English

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  • Tuesdays from January 14 2020
  • 7.00-9.00 pm

 This ten-week course explores the major themes of poetry: love, nature, war, humour and mortality. No previous knowledge of poetry is required, although you’re welcome to nominate your favorites for class discussion. 

To see this session’s poems, download the Poetic Themes timetable 2020.

 

                           Book your place here, or contact me for further details.

 

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