How to Start Writing Poetry

 

Since 2018, poetry has seen a meteoric rise in popularity! With modern poets like Atticus, Rupi Kaur, and Amanda Lovelace exploding onto the scene and bringing poetry to social media, there has been an increased interest in writing poetry among teens and young adults.

As spring arrives and National Poetry Month begins, take the time to indulge in your creativity and try writing a poem. It’s never too late to learn a new craft. Try taking a creative writing course on Universal Class, or check out this list of library resources. Get inspired and start writing your poetry today. 

How to Start Writing Poetry

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Here is a (mostly) virtual guide on how to write poetry, as well as some modern poetry titles for inspiration! Happy National Poetry Month!






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