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Poetry Writing

My Distance Learning College


To compose poetry is one of the most exciting and personally rewarding forms of creative writing. It can bring immense pleasure to you and to those who read and listen to your work.

Everyone with a love of words can write a poem and the School's course in Poetry Writing is designed to show you how it can be done and to take the mystique out of doing so. The course will take the aspiring poet from the first spark of an idea to its final revision.

It has been designed to invigorate all poets, novices and experienced alike, with the excitement of the craft. With the help of your personal tutor you will develop and hone your skills, in addition to receiving advice on writing poems suitable for publication, broadcasting, and competition.

So put your love of words to good use and enjoy the benefits of being able to communicate your innermost thoughts and feelings with the School's Poetry Writing Course.

This course covers:

  • The Definition of Poetry
  • What is a Poet?
  • A Bit of History
  • The Voice of Poetry
  • Manuscript Presentation
  • Imagery
  • Free Verse
  • Long and Short-Lined Poetry
  • Open Field Composition
  • Haiku
  • Competitions
  • Poetry Readings
  • Book List


Poetry Writing Diploma

Poetry Writing Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9121
cost $363.00
estimated time to
complete course
100 Hours
course materials
265 Days