Writing Workshop Two – Reaction Poetry

09 August 2021 / 12:00 PM / INSTAGRAM



  • Introduce myself, what we’ll be doing, and what I expect the outcome to be


  • Go over what the exercise of the day will be (+definition)
  • Share an example


  • Allow a few minutes to brainstorm
  • Take about fifteen minutes to create a poem


  • Share finished pieces in comments
  • Go over when the next exercise will be


  • Definition: a poem written as a reaction to an event important to the author
  • Examples: Noor Hindi
  • Reaction Examples: Jo Marchs’ speech on women (https://youtu.be/gQ-she8Xneo)

Getting Started:

  1. Grab what you need i.e. pen, paper
  2. Watch or read about the event you choose to write a reaction piece to
  3. Take about fifteen minutes to write out your poem
  4. Share it in the comments or tag me on Instagram

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Published by Robin

Poetry author from Pennsylvania

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