How to Write a Poem: 3 Steps to Creating Your First Draft

Madison White, Poet and Writer

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8 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:50
    • 2. Choosing a topic

      1:16
    • 3. Exercise 1: List Poem

      1:50
    • 4. Exercise 2: Cut-Up Poem

      2:47
    • 5. Exercise 3: Free-write

      2:03
    • 6. Forming your first draft

      1:38
    • 7. Project

      0:56
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      0:28

About This Class

Looking to stretch your creative writing skills, but unsure of where to start?

Whether you're a seasoned poet or someone just jumping into the genre, this class will equip you with 3 key exercises that will help you generate creative material and begin forming a first draft. All you need is a pen and paper to get started, or if you're digitally inclined, a laptop!

In this class, you will learn:

- 3 different techniques to create material

- Tips and tricks that will move you towards an actual first draft

- Helpful information about poetic practice 

If you would like to check out my published poetry and creative blog, you can visit my website, Madison White Writes.