LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Develops student skills in writing, performing and publishing varied poetic forms. Students will be introduced to generating and editing their poems through reading of other poets' work for genre, style, content and context; through practice of poetic language skills; and through acquiring knowledge of performance and publishing practices. Intended as a second/third-year unit.

Unit content

Topic 1. Introduction
Topic 2. Verse - About poetry
Topic 3. Making the Line - Composition I
Topic 4. Making the Line - Composition II
Topic 5. Senses
Topic 6. Subjects
Topic 7. Metaphor
Topic 8. Voice
Topic 9. Language
Topic 10. Finding Poetry
Topic 11. Revision and editing (workshopping)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (6 weeks)
Draft Creative Work30%
Final Creative Work40%
Critical review30%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour  (12 weeks)
Draft Creative Work30%
Final Creative Work40%
Critical review30%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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