The Line

The Line (Core course, Lesson #06) - 6th October 2022, 7-9pm GMT


Poems (typically) have lines; the line is the basic unit poems are made of. Even so, the line is easily taken for granted. This class teaches the true value of the line, and will show you how to use lines for best effect. An excellent class for beginners, or for any poet who wants to better understand the line and how to control it.


What will happen in this class:


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


*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.



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The Line