Online Feedback: Poetry
In this online course, award-winning author Alicia Sometimes will provide feedback on your poetry in an online classroom environment, enabling you to hone your skills over five months. You’ll also give and receive peer feedback, and be able to consider the tutor’s feedback across all submissions. Feedback will vary depending on each submission, but may focus on areas such as structure, rhythm, tone, imagery as well as helpful tips for fine tuning.
Once a month from July to November, you’ll submit up to 60 lines of poetry. Your tutor will provide tailored feedback, giving you time to incorporate suggestions and advice into the next month’s submission. Each month, you can either submit new or previously submitted writing.
You’ll also have the opportunity to read and comment on other participants’ writing. This process of giving and receiving feedback from fellow writers is an ideal way to determine what works, what resonates, what falls flat – and how to improve.
This online course takes place on a website specifically designed for writers, making it simple and easy to share your writing, give and receive feedback, and interact with fellow writers.
If you’re ready to challenge yourself and develop your skills through constructive critique, this is the course for you. Please note, while you are welcome to generate new material for submission during this time, no prompts or themes will be provided.
Internet access and confidence using basic computer software are essential for this course. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
Please note: This course starts on 15 July with enrolment into our online classroom.
Submissions (up to 60 lines of poetry) are due on the following dates:
- Monday 22 July
- Monday 19 August
- Monday 16 September
- Monday 21 October
- Monday 18 November
After each submission date, you’ll have 11 days to complete peer feedback. At the end of each feedback period, you’ll receive your tutor feedback.
About the tutor
Alicia Sometimes is a Melbourne-based writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word writing and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Meanjin, ABC TV’s Sunday Arts and more. She is currently part of the Outer Sanctum podcast (ABC). She is director and co-writer […]