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Poetry for Beginners: Write Poems That Have An Impact

via Skillshare


Poetry is inside of all of us. You just need to find a way to discover and transform it into a message that has the power for change.

Tasmin Hansmann, freelance writer and author, knows how to write poetry that transforms your life. She has written and published the poetry collection The Anatomy of Waves, which deals with trauma, healing and finding belonging. Her new book, Welcome Home Dear Soul, is a poetic encounter with death, shaping grief and wonder into an atmospheric story.

This 30 minute class will show you ways on how to write poetry that has an impact. Not only on the world around you and potential readers, but most of all yourself. 

Tasmin introduces you to techniques, formats and practices that help you discover your inner voice and how to get it onto paper and, eventually, out into the world. This class is for beginners as well as advanced students. Lessons include:

  • Finding a specific purpose for writing poetry
  • Exploration of different formats of poetry and writing
  • Connecting your work to yourself and the bigger picture
  • Navigate the emotions of writing as well as failure
  • Publishing your work

Whether you’ve always dreamed of becoming a poet and simply didn’t know where to start or you are already a writer or poet wanting to switch things up, Tasmin’s honest and authentic class will help you unlock your creativity and courage and to step into the footsteps of Amanda Gorman and Nikita Gill.

After taking this class, you’ll be empowered to write and publish poetry that holds the power to change your own life as well as others.


  • Introduction
  • How Poetry Can Change your Life
  • Finding Purpose in Each Poem
  • Exploring the Diversity of Poetry
  • Enter the Flow State
  • Let It Rest
  • Failure is a Part of the Process
  • Share Your Work
  • Final Thoughts

Taught by

Tasmin Hansmann


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