Course Title: Produce Writings - Poetry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: COMM5402

Course Title: Produce Writings - Poetry

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Program administration - Mr Brendan Lee

Course Contact Phone: Brendan Lee 9925 4368

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ania Walwicz

Nominal Hours: 105

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you explore the skills and knowledge needed to write and market your own poetry. You are introduced to the works of many different poets and experiment with a range of approaches, techniques and modes of writing while creating your own body of work.

The competency Produce Writings – Poetry VBP552 is delivered and assessed alongside the following competencies:
CUVCOR03A: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work
CUVCOR11A: Source information on history and theory and apply to own work
CUSRAD01A: collect and organise information

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP552 Produce Writings - Poetry

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have gained further insight into the process of production and appreciation of poetry. You will also be able to develop a concept into a work of poetry.

Details of Learning Activities

Students learn through classroom-based lectures, workshopping and creative writing exercises. Students are expected to do their own research and writing off-campus.

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1

1Introduction to poetry
2The poetic form
3Contemporary Australian poetry
4Rhyme, rhythm and repetition
5The ballad form
6Song lyrics and poetry
7Free-form writing
8Games with language
9Juxtaposition of imagery in poetry
10Sound language and rap music
11Recorded poetry
12Narrative poetry
13Contemporary anthologies
14The page setting in poetry
15Expressive poetry
16Playing with form
17Poetry in sequence – a suite of poems
18Best poets from the course

Semester 2

1Poetry magazines
2Plan for the construction of a poetry publication
3Surrealist poetry
4American poetry
5French poetry
6Religious poetry
7Spanish poetry
8Mythology and poetry
9Nature poetry
10The haiku form
11Poetry and images
12Performance poetry
13Concrete poetry
14Political poetry
15Poetry and music
16Poetry classics
17Editing our poetry publication
18Conclusion and reflection

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be given handouts and references for the library.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Semester 1

A folio of completed poems – in sum 200 lines of poetry. The folio includes work done in class and at home, presented in an edited, finalised version.

Due date: 12 June
Weight: 50%

Semester 2

A folio of completed poems – in sum 200 lines of poetry. The folio includes work done in class and at home, presented in an edited, finalised version.

Due date: 10 October
Weight: 50%

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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