Saturday Poetry Workshop I: Strict Forms w John Morrison | Oct 19

​​​​​​​“To talk about formal verse is meaningless – poetry is form” Robert Pinsky

For those of us born into the free verse tradition, the study of prosody can sound like the poetic equivalent of “eat your peas.” Well, you can really like peas, fresh peas, anyway, and they are great for your skin. Prosody is the study and practice of the deep music in poetry (think meter, rhyme, cadence) and all the strict forms like sonnet, villanelle, and sestina that can drive a poem forward. In our Saturday session, along with drafting a few forms, we’ll explore how to “crack open” our own reluctant poems, discover our own rhythmic tendencies, and sharpen our tools for revision. Come ready to playfully scribble like crazy and to never look at a line of poetry the same way again. | Maximum: 14 writers

[Note: This workshop is designed to be paired with John's Open Forms workshop in Session II. Poets are welcome to take both, or just one.]

Register for this workshop

Saturday, Oct 19, 10am - 4:30pm, six hours (including 30-min. lunch break)
Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Total Fee: 
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $126 (cash/check); $134 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $141 (cash/check); $149 (PayPal).