In this interactive poetry writing workshop, we will explore the three essential tools that every poet relies on. These include: “image,” “sound,” and “form.”
Through practical writing exercises, participants will learn how to create rich images that set the tone and determine the stakes of the poem, dictate the rhythm or the sound of the line, and use form to “show rather than tell” additional meaning.
"I was drowning. Not the best feeling in the world. I was swallowing large gulps of chlorinated water amidst attempts to call for help: “Herrrrp me!” I flapped my seven-year-old arms around me helplessly, wondering why I didn’t float. People always knew how to swim on TV. What was their secret?"
"I could not stop smiling once I started reading it." -- Amina Nasir (Goodreads Review)
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