Contemporary Poetic Forms: Newer Forms for Poets

Contemporary Poetic Forms: Newer Forms for Poets

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Many poets are aware of poetic forms like the sonnet, haiku, and sestina. However, this tutorial uncovers newer poetic forms, such as the triversen and monotetra. Writers will discover many contemporary 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 Digest magazine. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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

  • Why forms are beneficial to poets
  • How to write the fib, the bop, the blitz, triversen, hay(na)ku, lune, sevenling, and monotetra
  • Examples of each form
  • Variations of some of the forms
  • Origins of the forms
  • Strategies for handling various contemporary poetic forms