How can meaningful experience translate to memorable poetry? Learn how to apply elements of craft to memory and shape your imagination more powerfully. Poetry is not a members-only club. This course is designed to demystify poetic composition and help you gain confidence and produce new, original work. It introduces you to a wide range of poems and poetic techniques from all over the world via text, sound, video and special guest writers.
The course will help you see poetry differently, in terms of how you write and how you read. Even if you are a prose writer at heart,The Poetic Experience: a Writing Workshop from The American University of Paris will allow you to explore a form that will bring poise and new freshness to your paragraphing and storytelling as well as write challenging new poetry.
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This course is designed to help you see your writing transformed if you’re an experienced or new poet. Siân Melangell Dafydd wants most to focus on care, playfulness and craft.
Siân Melangell Dafydd is an author, poet and translator. Her first published novel, Y Trydydd Peth (The Third Thing; Gomer, 2009) won her the coveted 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal. She writes in both Welsh and English and often collaborates with artists of other disciplines (dancer Sioned Huws’ Aomori Project; the book Ancestral Houses: the Lost Mansions of Wales/Tai Mawr a Mieri: Plastai Coll Cymru with poet Damian Walford Davies and artist Paul White [Gomer 2012]). She has been the co-editor of the literary review Taliesin and Y Neuadd online literary magazine for six years. Her second Welsh language novel and a collection of hybrid literature, Spitting Distance are forthcoming. She works closely with authors and poets internationally to translate literature between minority languages and is the course coordinator of the MRes in Transnational Writing at Bath Spa University, England.
A successful application to The American University of Paris requires several supporting documents and sometimes tests. Most can be uploaded directly in your online application. We cannot provide you with a decision until we receive all of your documents.
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If you are applying for credit, AUP requires official transcripts from your last three years of schooling. Transcripts must be submitted in English or French, or be accompanied by a certified translation.
If you are a professional wanting to audit a class and have completed a tertiary degree, you can upload a copy of your degree in the place of transcripts.
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