Poetry Writing and Contemporary Poetry

Module code: EN7133

This module offers an introduction to contemporary poetry for students who would also like to try creative writing. Students will discover some of the distinctive challenges contemporary poets face by writing poems themselves, and at the same time will develop their own poetry writing by examining the work of a number of established contemporary figures.


  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 140 hours of guided independent study


  • Portfolio of 4 to 6 poems (70%)
  • Essay or reflective commentary, 1,500 words (30%)