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Learn how to 'make' your own poetry by exploring different poetic techniques and styles. The How To Make A Poem course is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University by FutureLearn.

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Discover the power of poetry, and learn to write your own. The How To Make A Poem course is offered at Manchester Metropolitan University by FutureLearn .

This course explores what inspires poetry, how we write poems and how to tell when your poem is finished.

Whether you’ve never written a poem before, or you‘ve been secretly writing away for some years, this course provides a positive environment in which to begin writing and to share your work with others.

The course follows the story of a poem from start to end, guiding you through the process of writing your own work step by step.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Experiment with different techniques and new exercises to help generate new work
  • Develop your own ‘voice’ in your poems
  • Discuss how to read poetry for new ideas
  • Investigate what poets from the past and present say about how we write poetry
  • Collaborate on each other’s work and reflect on how to give positive and encouraging comments

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for anyone who wants to write poetry, you don’t need any past experience.


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