Here is another sneak peek into the Uproar Poetry Workshops I facilitate with a sample poetry writing exercise.To learn more about Uproar contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-276-8344 or join the Uproar Poetry Group on Facebook.
Ok here’s the exercise…
- Read Alice Walker’s Poem “Gather” posted here
- Now think about an issue in the world that you’re passionate about – police brutality, rape, war, bullying, poverty, ect. something that you care about.
- Describe the issue you’re thinking about in a poem
- Challenge: If you would like a challenge a) try comparing your issue to a modern-day lynching in your poem as Alice Walker does in hers b) Make the poem rhyme or c) try to make this poem you’re writing about a serious issue funny
As always, feel free to post comment and share. If you do this exercise, please share your poem with me!