Writing: Intro to Poetry

Give your expression free rein.

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Writing 101: A Poem a Day is a ten-day course that encourages participants to unleash their inner poet, regardless of their background and level of experience in writing verse (or lack thereof).

The assignments will consist of one-word prompts, designed to inspire you to write a new poem — as well as a few ideas on how to interpret them. Everyone is invited to give the daily prompts their own personal spin, and to write a poem in any style, genre, or form they feel like.

If you’d like to stretch your creative muscles and learn more about poetry along the way, the assignments will also include (totally optional) poetic devices and forms for you to explore. Don’t worry, you won’t have to confront these on your own — we’ll provide guidance and resources to help you incorporate these new (for some) elements into your work.