Free Verse Poetry
NO CLASS APRIL 16
“I’d sooner write free verse as play tennis with the net down.”
That’s how Robert Frost felt about free verse in the 1950s. But why, then, has free verse thrived while formal verse has waned?
Let’s explore the magic of free verse—how it differs from traditional rhymed/metered poetry and how, in some ways, it can be very much the same.
We will learn the basics through handouts and short lectures, and then we will write, write, write!”
Supplies: Notebook and pen/pencil.