The more I read and write poetry, the more I see how it helps me approach other forms of writing. In my last post, I wrote about tips for reading and writing poetry. Here are several more tips from a master class I attended taught by poet Matthew Shenoda:
- Make the title a jumping off point. I usually start out with a working title but then change it at the end after the poem is fully formed.
- Analyze the “story” the poem tells, it’s angle, and how it pulls you in. Read more