Poetry

What is poetry? How do I write it? How do I get published?

Express Media, in partnership with Australian Poetry, is pleased to announce Toolkits Lite: Poetry – an online course in the forms, functions, histories and uses of poetry, combining theoretical approaches, practical exercises and group workshops to guide young writers through the development of new work. 

Toolkits is first and foremost a practical initiative and young writers will be encouraged to write, workshop, and edit their writing throughout the course. Over an 8-week intensive, participants will explore the histories, 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 specific forms of poetry such as sonnets, non-traditional constraint-based poetry, poetics of ecology and the everyday, as well as how to hone your poetic voice. 

Toolkits Lite: Poetry will be facilitated by Manisha Anjali. Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She has been a recipient of BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts & Research Residency at Mooramong, a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library and a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre. Manisha is the founder of Community Dream Project, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. 

Participants also have the chance to learn from some of Australia’s best writers, with guest artists (to be announced) presenting live and online in sessions for young writers across the country. 

If you are a young writer or artist interested in poetry, we want to hear from you! 

Become an Express Media Member!

Applications to Toolkits Poetry are free for Express Media/Australian Poetry joint members along with a number of other perks, events, and opportunities. If you’re not already a member, you can easily sign up here.

Note: Express Media is committed to access, so if you would like to sign up and are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us via info@expressmedia.org.au to be awarded one of our sponsored memberships.


Manisha Anjali is a writer and artist. She has been a recipient of BLINDSIDE’s Regional Arts & Research Residency at Mooramong, a Writer-in-Residence at Incendium Radical Library and a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre. Manisha is the founder of Community Dream Project, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. 

 

 

Toolkits LITE: Poetry is presented by Express Media in partnership with Australian Poetry.