|ONLINE POETRY WORKSHOP
Kalliope is a unique poetry workshop based on original exercises.
Is this your first visit? Introduction
"Poetics" is the study of the structures and effects of poetry, and covers many things, including techniques and warm-up exercises that get you going; traditional elements like rhythm and rhyme, metaphor and simile, images and imagery; "projective verse" (breath-based poetry) and other elements of modern poems; forms (haiku, quintain, pantoum) and free verse; European, Korean, Persian and Native American traditions; chants, rants, inspirational verse and plain fun. We cover one element at a time: we haven't covered everything yet, but we're getting there.
Each Primer/Exercise introduces a poetic form or technique with examples, then sets an exercise for practice and guidelines for critique.
You are welcome to browse the site for useful material (we have a search engine). You may also choose to join us, get feedback on your exercises, and learn by helping others.
We also have a library of references to print and online writing resources and places to publish.
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Kalliope is also a member of StreetWrites.