First Steps in Short Form Poetry

Super-short forms of writing give us the gift of concision; the ability to drive straight to the beating heart of something.

Explore the origins and create your own super-short poems with Aki Schilz

Want to write super-short poems?

There are many ways the super-short form can speak to us and, in this course, you will:

  • Explore the origins of super-short form poetry
  • Be introduced to some of the best super-short poems through history
  • Try your hand at writing Haiku, Landay, Kernal, and Tanka
  • Invent your own super-short form
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Aki Schilz is a writer, editor, and poet. She is a Queen’s Ferry Press Finalist (Best Small Fictions), has been featured in the Wigleaf Top 50 selected by Roxane Gay, and is the winner of the inaugural Visual Verse Prize, supported by Andrew Motion, and the inaugural Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction, judged by Angela Readman. Her short fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for a number of prizes and have featured in print and online.