Persona Poem


Learn to write poems in "persona," or using an identity that is not your own, in this workshop that can open new ways of writing.


What you can learn.

  • Learn how the use of persona, or "mask," can open up new possibilities for your poetry
  • Discover how writing in persona can allow you to address things in your writing you've always wanted to say
  • Take on the perspective of mythical figures, historical people, or even cartoon characters
  • Experiment with point of view and various lenses that can offer new opportunities

About this course:

The other voices could come from mythic figures or historical people, cartoon or pop culture figures, or invented characters. As in a dramatic monologue, the poet speaks for them. The poet also speaks through them. Persona, it means "mask." But behind the mask, the "character," is the true person. This class will explore how speaking through characters can open undiscovered possibilities for poets and, sometimes, surprisingly, put them in touch with areas they had not realized they wanted to address.  

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