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Creative writing - Poetry in English - Learn how to write beautiful poetry

In the modern world, the significance of poetry is overlooked. From Aristotle to Derrida (the range is not comprehensive), literary theory has maintained that a poem's power is measured in its affect. Throughout this course, our goal will not be to make inscrutable poetic analysis - though the first part of the lesson will be spent analysing word choice, meter, line length and spaces of an English poem written between pre-modernism and postmodernism. Rather, through our perusal of poetic form we will be able to ground our work, somewhat modestly, in the English poetic tradition.

Before the first class you will send me some of your own work so I know how to build or refine aesthetic temperament. I have been writing poetry for ten years and two years ago I published a chapbook at a press with competitive standards, and I am currently working on a full-length collection. If you wish to take up poetry seriously, time is needed and an eye for detail is essential.

I look forward to us broadening our aesthetic sensibilities together.

Extra information

Associative thinking is crucial here

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Dutch

About Me

I believe that when we are teaching about language or the language arts it is important for the teacher to learn as much as possible from the student. Of course, the teacher comes armed with knowledge that is institutional at its core, a knowledge that is at once also necessary. Think of the notion of experience. In poetry for example that comes with reading and writing, either in an academic or recreational context.What I look for in the student learning English or poetry is a desire to acquire the intuitive capacities that the teacher brings with her, as well as the student's own individuality which the teacher also learns from.

Education

Columbia University

University of Amsterdam - Literary and Cultural Analysis, cum laude

For my undergraduate thesis at the University of Amsterdam I deployed Jacques Lacan's writings on desire in order to analyse Emily Dickinson's ' Master' letters and Lana del Rey's Ultraviolence album.

Experience / Qualifications

Author, Letters to Josie

I have been active in student publications with my poetry, and I have performed often at events.
This class is perfect for anyone seeking to improve their English. First I wish to be acquainted with your level, meaning I want to hear you speak, read, write so I know what I am working with. During each class, I will give a grammar lesson and a list of vocabulary words and idioms related to your specific vocation. We will work through exercises that I will have compiled and throughout the way I will explain the specific reasoning behind a correct answer. It goes without saying that you will be taking notes avidly! After ten lessons I will create a test for you that you will work on during your own free time. I have graduated cum laude from the University of Amsterdam. I studied Literary and Cultural Analysis where my chief area of specialization has been poetic analysis. I teach another course on this site related to poetry writing. The reason I invoke poetry is that in poetry an advanced knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is essential. I have published a work of poetry meaning I play with the rules of grammar in order to give a specific effect quite often. While we won't meddle with poems in this course, explaining my background sheds light on my qualifications for giving English lessons, in addition to spending most of my time this past five years of perfecting my English language skills.

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