How to Write a ‘How to’ Poem

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In this seminar, we’ll explore the “How to” poem—a poem that takes a set of instructions as its conceptual form. These kinds of poems oblige the writer to speak from a position of authority, albeit a slippery one. They often work to subvert their readers’ expectations, sometimes by promising information that they don’t quite deliver, or by providing guidance about tasks that sound impossible, undesirable, or downright perverse. We’ll experiment playfully with this contemporary form and use the familiar format of instructions to create poems that can be surprising and strange.

Instructor: NickyBeer Learn More


Jun 08, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm