Formlessness (Core course, Lesson #11) - 10th November 2022, 7-9pm GMT


Free verse (what I call ‘Formlessness’) is the art of writing poetry without a strict pre-set form; often misunderstood, many take free verse for granted as easier or less restrictive than form. But in this class we put illusions aside; you will learn about the craft behind it, about the freedom it offers, and you will practice the improvisation skills you will need to write it.



A companion class to ‘Form’ but also a great standalone class for any poet looking to learn the basics of free verse.


What will happen in this class:


  • A discussion about ‘free verse’ and what it means to us
  • A lecture covering: what free verse is, some examples of free verse, tips and advice on writing free verse.
  • An exercise, guiding you through writing a free verse poem.



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