Blank Space

Blank Space (Core course, Lesson #07) - 13th October 2022, 7-9pm GMT


Visual art has ‘figure and ground’, music has ‘sound and silence’, poetry has words and blank space, and all these pairs work together to make a whole. In this class, learn about blank space and how to use it.


Blank Space is a perfect companion to The Line (Lesson #06) but it’s also a great standalone class, for beginners and for any poet who wants to get more out of blank space.  


What will happen in this class:


  • A lecture covering: why poems have blank space, things you can do with blank space, examples of how poets have used blank space and the effects they have achieved.
  • Two exercises exploring how to use blank space*.


*One of these exercises involves redrafting a piece of your own work, so come to the class with a copy of one of your own poems prepared and ready to edit.


When you register for an online class you will be added to the list of registrants. Classes take place live on Zoom; the day before your class you will be sent a link to your registered Zoom meeting, which you can follow to join the class. Remember to check your Junk folder.


All Zoom sessions will be recorded. After a class or workshop, registrants will be emailed a link to the recording. If you are unable to attend a session for which you have registered, you will still be able to watch the recorded session at your convenience.

Blank Space