Toolkits: Poetry

What is poetry? What makes it different from other forms of art and writing? How do I write, and publish, my own poems?

Express Media and Australian Poetry present Toolkits: Poetry, an online course in the forms, functions, histories and uses of poetry, combining theoretical approaches, practical exercises, and one-on-one mentorship to guide young writers through the development of new work.

Over a 12-week intensive, participants will explore history, language and the changing face of poetry, and be challenged to engage with the art form in unique and different ways. The program also covers writing poetry in the digital age, writing for social change and how to edit your work for publication. Toolkits is first and foremost a practical initiative and young writers will be encouraged to write, workshop and edit their writing throughout the course.

In 2016, Toolkits: Poetry will be facilitated by Melody Paloma, an established writer and poet from Melbourne, and the 2014 winner of the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Melody will facilitate the programs online sessions and workshops, and will provide one-on-one mentorship and individualised feedback to each participant.

Young writers will also have the chance to learn from some of Australia’s most recognised poets, with guest artists presenting online sessions and advice to the next generation. 

Toolkits: Poetry will take place from July 4 – September 12.

The full program will be announced and applications open on May 1, 2017. 

Toolkits: Poetry is generously supported by The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and co-presented by Australian Poetry