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Jenny Martin

  • BA (Hons) Creative Writing and MA Creative Writing graduate
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Courses studied: BA (Hons) Creative Writing and MA Creative Writing

Jenny's Bath Spa story

I studied creative writing with a focus on poetry as an undergrad at Bath Spa, and loved it so much I didn’t leave. Thanks to the support of my tutors, which is ongoing, I was accepted onto the MA programme. An entire year immersed in reading, writing and discussing poetry was a true privilege that has a personal legacy: various U.K poetry journals have steadily accepted my work, I have continued to write outside of a creative environment, and I still share poems with friends made through the courses. The confidence I gained has allowed me to become more experimental with language and structure. It is freeing.

"An entire year immersed in reading, writing and discussing poetry was a true privilege that has a personal legacy: various U.K poetry journals have steadily accepted my work, I have continued to write outside of a creative environment, and I still share poems with friends made through the courses."

As an undergrad, I also took the second year Performance Poetry course. In addition to being fun and interesting, it opened me up to another side of the art form and modes of self-expression. Encouraging classmates through their performances—whether in rehearsals, examinations or in public venues (such as the classic Students vs. Tutors Poetry Slam)—was a hugely positive part of the course, and allowed me to meet some of the most talented, hilarious and innovative people who remain in my life today.

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