Writing a Flat-Pack Poem

Writing a Flat-Pack Poem

Look at ways of building poems with Jane Yeh. Can you follow the assembly instructions?

What if writing a poem were like assembling a flat-pack piece of furniture? Through discussion of sample poems and a series of exercises, we’ll look at ways of fabricating, assembling, and constructing poems by combining elements like imagery, metaphor and simile, sentence structure, and borrowed speech. Just follow the assembly instructions and you’ll have built a poem in a morning.

This is a half-day workshop running 10:30 –13:00 on Friday July 28th. 

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Jane Yeh is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Open University. Her first collection of poems, Marabou, was shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh poetry prizes. She was named a Next Generation poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014 for her second collection, The Ninjas. She holds degrees in Creative Writing and English from Harvard, Iowa, Manchester Metropolitan, and Royal Holloway, and is especially fond of cat gifs.​

The Poetry School is a brilliant place to learn and share work... I'll be back :-)

- Summer 2016 survey response

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