In this workshop, Caleb offers a crash course on eight great poetic forms of the past. We will discuss some of the best poems in the English literary canon, and complete at least one poem using a familiar form.
Poets have developed countless forms in English over the centuries, but we only really recognize a few. Writing in these forms can feel a little like completing a crossword puzzle, fun for some, tedious for others. But knowing poetic traditions provides a basis for branching out, and an understanding of what makes a poem successful.
Poetic forms work like blue prints. They offer a proven structure that we can use to format and fill out our thoughts. For a preview of the eight forms to be discussed read Caleb's Poetry Workout Regimen post.
We don't have a venue locked down yet, but it will be in Cambridge, probably at a coffee shop. Stay tuned for more details.