Adventures in Poetic Forms is a seven-week generative workshop during which poets will write six poems, each in a different form. Forms explored will be a mix of older (sonnet) and newer (docupoetics). As a class, we’ll analyze and synthesize examples of each poetic form and then discuss strategies to make them our own. The following week, we’ll workshop each other’s explorations in each form. In this way, each class is split between learning about a new poetic form and workshopping each other’s poems. The class will culminate in a poetry reading in which students share their favorite work from the class. A basic understanding of poetry and poetic vocabulary is preferred but not required.
Details: Adventures in Poetic Forms meets Mondays October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, and November 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM ET at the Literary Cleveland offices, 13002 Larchmere Blvd in Cleveland.
Prerequisite: Any emerging level fiction/nonfiction/poetry writing course.
Format: Workshop with generative writing outside of class and feedback during class.
Location: This class takes in-person at the Literary Cleveland offices, 13002 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120.
Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).
Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class forwriters in Northeast Ohio. Apply by August 21. NOTE: You can apply for scholarships this semester even if you have received one for a previous semester.
Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danny Caine is the author of the poetry collections Continental Breakfast, El Dorado Freddy's, Flavortown, and Picture Window, as well as the books How to Resist Amazon and Why and How to Protect Bookstores and Why.