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Intermediate Writing in Poetry: Poetry and Culture


Three Hour Workshop. This course offers students the opportunity to write, read, and workshop their own original poetry. It will draw upon the work of a wide range of acclaimed poets from a variety of cultures to open possibilities for emerging poets to explore. Students will be encouraged to think critically about their poetry and accordingly will be asked to write a short analytical “frame” for each poem, considering “how the poem works”. Because of the workshop structure of the course, it is essential that all students attend class regularly and participate fully. Students will leave the course with the “tools” to write publishable poems. (Each student will be asked to bring one book of poetry by a contemporary award-winning poet to class.)


Permission of the Instructor. Students should have taken at least one other CWRI course. Email five poems in a variety of themes and styles to the instructor ( Make sure to identify the course number. The instructor will be accepting submissions until the course is filled. Successful applicants will be notified by the instructor.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.