Pushing Formal Boundaries


Date: Saturday, 18 May 2024
Time: 2PM GMT
Duration: 2 hours
Class size: 20 max
This class will take place online via Zoom and is open to students from anywhere.

Poetry, as an art form, yields itself easily to experimentation. In a skillful hand, conventional boundaries can be stretched to extreme lengths without botching the compactness of a poem. This masterclass will show you how to move beyond the constraints of rules. Whether writing a sonnet, free verse, or sestina, you will learn how to bend form while maintaining the soul of your poem, its meaning still within the reach of your readers. The masterclass is open to writers in all stages and is taught by the writer and critic Dami Ajayi, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collections Clinical Blues, A Woman’s Body Is a Country, and Affection & Other Accidents. 

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