Sunday 21 August Railway Arts Hub 2 PM
With Saide Gray & David Stratton
1. What is Poetry?
Quick Round Robin of introductions
What is poetry for you?
“Words on a page that no one dares say”
Michaud, poet: “poetry emerges from oneself as a burst of after-‐emotion”
2. Playing with Sound
Alliteration or sound repetition
Pick a favoured letter sound and make a list of at least five words all beginning with that sound.
3. Haiku – short poetry
Japanese, 17 syllables of meaning, drawing philosophy from nature.
Haiku Poets Basho (1644-‐1694), Buson (1715-‐1783), Issa (1762-‐1826).
Twaiku Twitter haiku (Dave Stratton)
Senryu ironic haiku
4. Metaphor, funny figures of Speech
5. Instant Wordlist Poem
Working with word-‐lists for alliteration
Instant Poems World’s Worst Metaphors
6. Publish a Poem online.
7 Acroustic Poems
8 Parallax Poems
9 Ghazal Poems