How to Improve Your Poetry Skills | Writing Forward

These tips will help you improve your poetry skills so you can evolve as a serious poet.

Source: How to Improve Your Poetry Skills | Writing Forward

23 Comments on “How to Improve Your Poetry Skills | Writing Forward

  1. I’m on the fence about some of the advice. How does one know if the poetry one is reading is good, worthy of emulation. The classics?
    What came first, the poem or the form?
    Reading about how haiku came from Renga did not change my haiku.
    I would also encourage people to avail themselves of free MOOCs like Modern Poetry from Yale here:
    http://oyc.yale.edu/english/engl-310 for an academic perspective. Aldo, Coursers & NovoEd.

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    • I hoped this post would create some dialog. If a piece of prose (poetry) speaks to me and makes me feel something, I consider it good. In college, I loved the idea of free form and how those words are as powerful as the classics. Our words need to speak to our readers. Rap music is and sounds like poetry to me. I’m sure by proper definition it doesn’t fit but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good or doesn’t touch us. I will check out your link. ❤

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