From 2020-21, I Am Loud Productions has been running a project entitled Return to Form exploring different poetic forms. Part of this project entails the creation of five free digital workshops explaining these forms—golden shovel, univocal, Shakespearean sonnet, sestina, and concrete—and leading the participant step-by-step through how to use them. The workshops are designed to be accessible to ages 14+ with any level of experience in writing poetry. Each workshop will be freely accessible on our YouTube channel and fully closed captioned.
I’ve been enjoying designing, filming, and editing these workshops. As they’re released throughout January 2021 I’ll share them on this page.
Our first Return to Form workshop, on golden shovels:
Here’s the pilot workshop on erasure poetry that we released earlier in 2020: