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Poetry to Soothe the Soul Webinar with Lesléa Newman

Lesléa Newman shared a lot of inspiration, an excellent overview of formal poetry and a thoughtful Q&A in her 30 + 10 Free Craft Webinars with Optional Paid Critiques session. She also gave us some haiku homework! Some bullet points:

  • Formal poetry can be a container for strong emotions
  • The importance of training your ear to the musicality of poetry
  • Feeling the resonance of voice in your bones
  • The similarities of picture books and poetry
  • The benefits of having a robust education in poetry before trying to write in verse
  • There’s a wide range of formal poetry that can work in a picture book
  • Don’t be intimidated by formal poetry

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

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