Online Poetry Course

Alice Kinsella’s poetry publications include The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review and, The North. Her poems have been translated into Polish, Arabic, and Greek. Her pamphlet Sexy Fruit (Broken Sleep Books) was a Poetry Book Society Spring 2019 Selection.

DURATION: Four weeks

Start Date: 29th September 2021 – 2 places remaining 

Note: We are currently experiencing a high demand for our online creative writing courses. We therefore recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. 

(If you booked a course with Eileen Casey, beginning September 15th, this course is still going ahead as scheduled. We just removed it from the site as it was full and to prevent overbooking)

FEE: £120

Introduction to writing poetry

This four week online course is ideal for those beginning to write poetry, or those who are looking for a refresher course to encourage their writing.

The course has four modules and each module will contain weekly exercises. Your tutor will email one module each week and you’ll have a week to return your exercises. You’ll also receive written feedback on those exercises.

Week one will focus on inspiration
Ever stared at the blank page and just not known where to go next? This class will explore techniques to get started in writing poems, to find inspiration in the everyday, and to give you the tools to write a poem anywhere, anytime.

Week two will focus on imagery
We will look at the use of imagery in writing poetry. Participants will practice writing metaphors, similes, personification, and other forms of imagery.

Week three will focus on sound
This class will look at the use of sound in poetry. What’s so important about rhythm? Where does rhyme come into the writing process?

Week four will focus on editing
This week, we will look at how to take a poem from the first draft to its best self. The difference between the first lines you write, and the poem you send to an editor.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Please note that we do not require you to fill out a registration form. Instead, please click on the ‘Check Out Securely’ button. During the payment process you can input your name and email address which we will use to register you on the course. If you’d prefer to use another email address for the course correspondence or if you’re paying on behalf of another student, when you have processed the payment, please send the relevant email address and name for the course correspondence to Once you have processed the payment, we will email you within 24 hours to confirm receipt.

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Our next Online Poetry Course course starts on 29/09/2021

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Here's what our clients have to say

  • “It’s been a pleasure working with my tutor, she has a great sense of what works and what is superfluous. I found the material inspirational.” – Sue Morgan

  • “The course is almost hypnotic, from the first read of the module, the words, poems, examples just inspire. It will create a new way to think about writing, how to view the content of your writing, and finally how to use words in a manner that liberates. Eileen’s honest and direct critique is the cornerstone of her teaching and the inspiration she creates.” – Kevin Maher

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