Poetry Course

One of the courses I’m taking this semester is a poetry writing course. To say I’m out of my element is a huge understatement. I’m finding this course really difficult as it’s online and there is almost no direction whatsoever. All it contains is here is a poet, read their body of work and create poems like theirs. That’s it! Marks wise I’m doing OK but I’m certainly not enjoying this course.

I just looked at my next assignment. I have to create 10 (yes, 10) poems that are on a current social issue. Here is the actual assignment…

Writing Assignments:

Collection of Poetry (10), directed at a cultural, social, or modern day theme.

Rationale for Collection – one page analysis of your collection of poetry.

Due Date: March 29, 2019

How is that for clear instructions?!

I’m drawing an absolute blank on what to write about. Never has my inspiration been so far out of reach!

2 thoughts on “Poetry Course

  1. If it was me, I’d write about politics, without naming names, or the health industry, or mental health, or stigma in general. Hope that helped!

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    1. Thank you. I’ve actually decided on the news industry. You know, fake news, how it’s accessible 24 hours a day, what it used to be, loss of integrity, that sort of thing.

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