ONLINE Poetry Basics 1
Poetry Basics 1 serves as a general introduction to poetry for those who haven’t studied it before, as well as a refresher for those who have. It provides an overview of different styles of poetry, using both classic and contemporary examples. It focuses on the many elements that make poetry poetic, and offers guided writing exercises in class for improving specific elements in poems of your own. Knowledge of poetic devices and poetry’s mechanics can enhance many other genres of writing. Come see what poetry is all about.
This is an interactive online workshop using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Laurie Anne Fuhr is a poet and musician based in Calgary, Alberta. Her first poetry collection night flying was published by Frontenac House in 2018. Her work has also appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies such as Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (Foundation for Public Poetry, Montreal), Shadowy Technicians: New Ottawa Poets (Broken Jaw Press 2000), THIS Magazine, and Freefall. Laurie has been a poetry instructor with Alexandra Writers Centre Society in Calgary for the last five years, and has been an AWCS member for many more.