Writing Poetry: Free Advice on Free Verse
Learn about writing in free verse, a style that doesn’t include consistent meter or end-rhyme patterns. Study the work of free verse poets, such as Elizabeth Acevedo and Sharon Olds, who use enjambment, anaphora, alliteration, and other poetic devices to add musicality and meaning to their work. During the class, use similar techniques to create your own poem.
This class is taught by a graduate student in the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.