Poetry by Design: How to Create Your Own Experimental Poetry Pocket-Zine

Matthew Manos

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12 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Welcome to Poetry by Design!

      2:47
    • 2. Poetic Form and (Brief) History

      2:33
    • 3. Let's Read Stuff!

      6:38
    • 4. Poem 01: The Haiku

      2:06
    • 5. Poem 02: Poetic vs. Literal Description

      3:09
    • 6. Introduction to Creative Constraint

      3:28
    • 7. Poem 03: Environmental Ekphrasis

      2:58
    • 8. Poem 04: Found Poetry

      1:58
    • 9. Poem 05: Stream-of-consciousness

      2:34
    • 10. Poem 06: Whatever you want

      0:56
    • 11. DIY Publishing

      4:02
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      1:20
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Project Description

Create Your Own Experimental Poetry Zine

ASSIGNMENT

Poetry by Design explores the parallels of Design and Poetry as creative platforms for expression. Through a series of 6 assignments, students will create their own poetry using a combination of historical and modern poetry-making methods. The goal of the class is for each student to walk away with their own mini-zine of experimental work, however, the minimum required deliverable to submit on Skillshare will be one original poem based on the methods taught. Students will also be introduced to a very high-level overview of the history of poetry, and will explore the work of significant experimental poets through a series of readings. The class is lead by Matthew Manos, the Founder and Global Strategy Lead of verynice, and Co-Author/Poet-At-Large of FUTURETACO

DELIVERABLE

The “Create Your Own Experimental Poetry Zine” project deliverables will include:

  • Minimum required deliverable: Submit 1 original poem based on the method of choice
  • Super Star Student: Submit 6 original poetry works in the form of a limited-run pocket-zine (8.5 x11 folded) - 8 pages in length. 

RESOURCES

Throughout the course, students will enjoy a series of readings and (high-level) contextual lectures that will give them the tools necessary to create the project. However, the following two links are especially helpful for the final project:

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