Restricted: Writing in Poetic Forms & Containers
From the sonnet to the sestina to the sijo to the synchysis—the list of poetic forms goes on and on, and in this course we will cover as many as we can fit into four weeks! Beginners and advanced writers will master the rules of poetic forms to craft poems for workshop feedback. We will read classic and contemporary examples of each poetic form to gain a holistic understanding. Explore how the restrictive rules of poetic forms can offer a freedom to express oneself with clarity and unified tone.