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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 course. When you choose to buy this course, please contact us after purchase to arrange a time to begin which suits you: The first assignment is immediately available to you as a PDF and you can choose between annotated responses to your poems sent to you via email or live discussion via google hangouts.

Songs of the Sea

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