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#07 Blank Space

Blank Space (Core course, Lesson #07)


Poems are made of words, but have you ever wondered about the bits in between?

Not sure where to put your blank spaces?

Do you want to add another dimension to your poetry?


Visual art has ‘figure and ground’, music has ‘sound and silence’, poetry has words and spaces. This lesson teaches you about blank space and how to use it. Bring a spatial and visual dimension to your writing with blank space.


This lesson is a perfect companion to Core course Lesson #06, The Line.


What is included in this class?:


  • A lecture on why poems have blank space, things you can do with blank space, examples of how poets have used blank space.
  • Two exercises exploring how to use blank space*.



This lesson is a download. You will receive a link to download your purchase in the Thank You page after checkout. A link will also be emailed to the address you provided; the link lasts for 30 days.


*One of these exercises involves redrafting a piece of your own work, so have one of your own poems to hand.

#07 Blank Space


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