Poetic Forms: List Poetry

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

A list poem (also known as a catalog poem) is a poem that lists things, whether names, places, actions, thoughts, images, etc. It’s a very flexible and fun form to work with. Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” are two very famous examples of list poems. If you’re not sure where to go with you list try writing starting lines with first, second, third, and so on. Or try to write about something that lends itself to being listed like steps in a process, how many flaws you can find in an unlikeable person, or qualities you admire in someone you have a crush on.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: