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Who’s this journey for?

This journey is for those who have some foundational knowledge of poetry writing. Not sure? We recommend Poetry 1: Find your voice


This course is designed to strengthen foundations in poetry, especially for participants who have some prior introduction to poetry. The cohort will provide a safe space and supportive environment to help students strengthen their poetic voice. Each week, students will independently complete daily writing assignments along with attending 45 minute class sessions each of the 4 weeks. Each week will focus on a theme for students to write outside of class. Poetry prompts and poems will be provided to make daily practices engaging.

Week 1: Shouting It Out

  • Why do we write poems?

  • From Part One’s journey, we focused on figuring out what defines poetry. For Part Two, we will shift our discussion more on why we write poems and why it’s important to “shout it out.”

Week 2: Humor

  • Why do some individuals consider writing humorous poems as “not real poems”?

  • How effective can humor be in terms of tone?

  • What helps bring humor and comedy in writing?

Week 3: Love

  • How do we go beyond the “commercialization” of love poems?

  • In what ways can we show the theme of love in a poem?

Week 4: Performance

  • How do we balance “performative” aspects of poetry vs. “writing” aspects of poetry

4 weeks
4 - 10 people

Strengthen your poetry foundations with this 4 week course focused on getting down to writing & revising. Each week will cover a new angle of the art, with corresponding writing prompts.

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Yume Kim

Yume is an educator and published author (Reserve the Right, Nomadic Press) who currently resides in San Francisco, California. She has a love for writing, especially poetry and aims to provide a collaborative and fun learning environment for students. She has previous experiences in teaching both Composition Writing and Creative Writing at De Anza College and The Art Institute of California - San Francisco campus. She is an alumni of San Francisco State University, where she earned both an M.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

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