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Pushing Formal Boundaries

Dami Ajayi

£50.00

Date: Saturdays, 5th March 2022 to 25th March 2022
Time: 3PM GMT/10AM EST
Duration: 2 hours
Class size: 10 max
This class will take place online via Zoom and is open to students from anywhere.

Poetry, as an art form, yields itself easily to experimentation. In a skillful hand, conventional boundaries can be stretched to extreme lengths without botching the compactness of a poem. This class will show you how to move beyond the constraints of rules. Whether writing a sonnet, free verse, or sestina, you will learn how to bend form while maintaining the soul of your poem, its meaning still within the reach of your readers.   

For the duration of the course, you will read poems by writers who are pushing the boundary in their works. Each assigned reading will be carefully studied, their techniques imbibed and deployed in writing exercises. The course is open to writers in all stages, taught by the writer and critic Dami Ajayi, author of the critically-acclaimed poetry collections Clinical Blues and A Woman’s Body Is a Country. 

For this class, you will be required to write some poems, and also give feedback on the work of your peers. And at the end of the course, you will be properly equipped with the tools necessary to effectively push the formal boundaries in poetry.

To apply for this masterclass, click on the JOIN THIS MASTERCLASS button above. The deadline is 4th March 2022.

Scholarships

The Lolwe Classes Scholarship [CLOSED]

We have ONE scholarship available for this masterclass from Lolwe Classes. To apply for the scholarship, please send a maximum of ten lines of your poetry writing to classes@lolwe.org. The selected participant will have their fee for the class fully covered.

The deadline for the scholarship is 4th March 2022.

If anyone wishes to sponsor a student for this class, please send an email to classes@lolwe.org and we will share details on how to go about that.

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