The "F" Word: Innovative Poetic Forms


Learn how a poem’s form can elevate its impact as you experiment with and ultimately invent your own forms.

Starting at $475.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Read and discuss formally adventurous work by contemporary poets
  • Experiment with formal elements like sound, repetition, and shape
  • Adapt non-poetic forms of writing into poems of your own making
  • Invent a form based on experiments you complete in class

About this course:

When we approach writing poems, we should distinguish between “pattern” (repetition) and “form” (shape). In this workshop, we boldly seek new forms our poems can take, taking inspiration from contemporary poets who experiment with form and from writing prompts that encourage risky writing. Each week, you workshop poems and discuss ways to incorporate form more centrally in your poetry. You leave the course with all the tools you need to structure your work creatively and innovatively. A familiarity with traditional poetic forms (however slight) is especially helpful for this workshop.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Charles Jensen
30 days left. Enroll by Oct 24, 2018
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Enrollment limited to 15 students. No refund after October 30, 2018. Internet access required.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 30, 2018
Course Requirements

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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