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'I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky' - John Masefield, 'Sea Fever'.


   Ships' figureheads, shanties, albatross airs and salt beef sonnets. Songs of the Sea is a course for creating a marine collection, a salt water poetry course of mermaids, sailors and sunken ships. A poetry of drowning and long distance swimming from Hart Crane to the Ancient Mariner, this course confronts the sea as the great tidal inspiration of poets from all ages.


This is a three week online course. When you choose to buy this course, we will contact you after purchase to arrange a time to begin which suits you. You can choose between annotated responses to your poems sent to you via email, or live discussion via google hangouts (a gmail email is free and easy to sign up for).

Songs of the Sea

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