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Evolving Verses:

A poetry workshop exploring what it means to be a poem

What is poetry, anyways? At what point does a piece stop being poetry and start being something else? Are such delineations important? This is content from a what was initially a 6-week workshop-based class where students explored these questions. Students learned from examples of verse that pushed the limits of what it means to be a poem. Students were expected to produce a poem in each of the following categories: visual poems, prose poems, performance poems, video poems, and digital poems. These poems were shared and workshopped in a round table format. No prior experience was necessary.

This class was taught as part of MIT's HSSP program

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