D5. Introduction to Obscure Invented Poetry Forms

  • 03/24/2020
  • 04/21/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 03/24/2020, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM (EDT)
  • 03/31/2020, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM (EDT)
  • 04/07/2020, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM (EDT)
  • 04/14/2020, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM (EDT)
  • 04/21/2020, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM (EDT)
  • AC – Plourde Rec Center Conference Room
  • 21



Many poets tend to be intimidated by writing in poetic forms, fearing it will be too difficult and restricting. Yet the practice can be a freeing experience. In this course, you will be introduced to examples of various obscure poetry forms such as the abecedarian, the minute, the streetbeatina, and the anagrammatic selfie and will learn their history and rules.

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Szlosek is co-founder of the Poet’s Parlor poetry venue and the open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite in Southbridge. He is a past recipient of the Jacob Knight Award for Poetry and taught poetry workshops at the Worcester Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Peabody Essex Museum. His poems have appeared in various publications including the Worcester Review and Worcester Magazine.


Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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