Writing Short-Form Poetry


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Course Code: WSTU Category: Tag:
Start Date: 04/07/2020, 4 meetings
Class Time: 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Location: Secure Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.
Instructor: Tracy Marks
Status: Closed


Cinquains, Clerihews, Landays! Whether you have never written a poem or you are an experienced poet, you can easily express yourself creatively by writing traditional short-form poetry of 2-6 lines. In this course you will learn about and write in eight different forms from all over the world, many based on counting syllables, and most non-rhyming. Have fun discovering your talent for writing in such forms as haikus, tankas, tanagas, cinquains, shadormas, humorous clerihews, and landays, the
oral poetic form of Afghan women.

Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.


Private music lessons and all group classes listed on this site will meet virtually using the online live video learning platform called ZOOM. A secure "invitation to class" will be emailed to you after you register and before the day of the first class. In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, the Lexington Community Education physical office will be closed until (at least) 5/4/20. For more information, or general questions please email us at LCE@lexingtonma.org