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

Matthew Manos

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12 Videos (34m)
    • Welcome to Poetry by Design!

    • Poetic Form and (Brief) History

    • Let's Read Stuff!

    • Poem 01: The Haiku

    • Poem 02: Poetic vs. Literal Description

    • Introduction to Creative Constraint

    • Poem 03: Environmental Ekphrasis

    • Poem 04: Found Poetry

    • Poem 05: Stream-of-consciousness

    • Poem 06: Whatever you want

    • DIY Publishing

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Poetry by Design explores the parallels of Design and Poetry as creative platforms for expression. Through a series of 6 assignments, students will gain skills in contemporary poetry-making methods, and will walk away from the class with their own zine of experimental work. The class is lead by Matthew Manos, the Founder and Global Strategy Lead of verynice, and Co-Author/Poet-At-Large of FUTURETACO.

40 of 41 students recommendSee All

Great Class! Clear and to the point. I learned a lot. Thank you!
Great class with plenty of creative ideas. Loved it!
I found a lot of inspiration in this class, a lot of suggestion on how you can look at the entire world around you as a source for creations. I have always been attracted by words, but I have never thought that I can write some poems. Now I'm doing it, discovering my voice.
Federica Peruzzo

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Matthew is the Founder and Managing Director of verynice, a design strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice's clientele includes Google, UNICEF, NASA, and the American Heart Association. verynice is most well known for being one of the first social enterprises in the design industry. To date, verynice has provided access to over $10MM worth of services and resources to benefit 4,000+ organizations, practitioners, and studen...

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