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Creative Writing: Poetics (WRIT2100 / WRIT6100)
Semester 2 / 2010


Rules for the Dance!$!Oliver, Mary!$!Mariner Books!$!!$!
y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poetry 2009 Alan Wearne (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1626831 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 2 units)

'The Best Australian Poetry 2009 celebrates the originality and verve of Australian poetry at this moment. In this collection of 40 poems Alan Wearne brings long experience as a poet and teacher of poetry, and a sharp eye for the surprising. Bookended with an introduction by Wearne and the poets' commentary on their work, this year's collection is a sophisticated and accessible sampling of recent achievements in Australian poetry.' (From the publisher's website.)

Biographical notes on the contributing poets are included, together with a substantial comment by each poet their selected poem.

How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with It!$!Edward Hirsch!$!Doubletake Books!$!!$!


Creative Writing: Poetics offers you the opportunity to cultivate your understanding and appreciation of poetry; to become acquainted with a range of exciting contemporary poets; and to learn about the publishing industry. It also offers you the opportunity to develop your poetry writing skills through inspiring workshop exercises, readings and discussions led by expert poets, editors and scholars.

This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in language and how words can be used in innovative, precise, intense and musical ways: poets, prose and non-fiction writers, lyricists and poetry scholars. Having said that, it's also good for novices.


Attendance and participation






Portfolio - Poem


Supplementary Texts

Beveridge, Juidth(ed), The Best Australian Poetry 2006. St Lucia, UQP: 2005.

Brogan, TVF, ed. The New Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1994.

Pretty, Ron. Creating Poetry. Caulfield, Edward Arnold: 1994.

The Explicator. Columbia, S.C. : U of South Carolina.

Other Details

Offered in: 2009
Current Campus: St Lucia
Levels: Undergraduate, Postgraduate