How do you write a poem?

Estimated Time: 30 minutes

"What poetry does at its very best is to make the reader feel. Feel deeply and truly." -Jane Yolen

In this class you will be practicing what you learn to write your own poetry.

Don't worry! You're a poet and Daniel Tysdal is about to show you in this TedX video. Daniel will walk you through his writing process to showcase the Power of Poetry to help us remember, grieve, and celebrate.


For this first lesson, read Chapter 1: An Emotional X-ray starting on page 12 in Poetry Matters. Remember to highlight or take notes on anything that stands out to you.