Asian Poetic Forms: Japanese, Korean, and More Video Download

Asian Poetic Forms: Japanese, Korean, and More Video Download

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Savvy poets realize the importance of learning and mastering various poetic forms. This tutorial covers various Asian poetic forms, including haiku, ghazal, pantoum, and more. Writers will learn the rules of many Asian poetic forms and receive instruction on how to write them effectively.

This tutorial is taught by Robert Lee Brewer, an editor with the Writer's Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection Solving the World's Problems (Press 53). A former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere, Brewer is editor of Poet's Market, blogs at Poetic Asides, and writes a poetry column for Writer's Digestmagazine. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

In this 45-minute tutorial video, you'll discover:

  • Why forms are beneficial to poets.
  • How to write haiku, senryu, tanka, somonka, renga, haibun, sijo, luc bat, pantoum, and ghazal.
  • Examples of most forms.
  • Variations of some of the forms.
  • Origins of the forms.
  • Strategies for handling various Asian poetic forms.

By the end of this tutorial, poets will know how to write 10 Asian poetic forms!