Innovative Poetic Forms

WRITING X 432.8E

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

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Online
Starting at $695.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

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.

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Instructor: Charles Jensen
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$695.00
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ENROLL BY: Jun 29, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.

This online course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.

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