Virtual Jax Poetry Fest: Tips for Writing a Clerihew Form Poem

Friday, April 9, 2021 // 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.


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MOCA Jacksonville is excited to collaborate with local non-profit, Hope at Hand, to bring you Jax Poetry Fest online! Over the course of April, join local and national poets and performers on Friday afternoons to hone your word-smithing skills.

On Friday, April 9th, poet Lynn Skapyak Harlin will focus on the Clerihew form of poetry. Interested in becoming a comic and a poet at the same time? Write a Clerihew poem. Clerihews are short, biographical poems designed to poke fun at someone gently—often a celebrity or famous public figure—in an unusual, kind-hearted, and humorous way. This comic, poetic style is only four lines long, so clerihews are easy to write and are quick to read.

More about the artist:

Poet, writer, and editor, Lynn Skapyak Harlin’s first published poem “War Waste” appeared in Time magazine, in 1970. Her poems appeared in Women’s Voices, State Street Review, Arbus, Section Eight, Florida Speaks, The Gate, Aquarian, AC PAPA volumes 1 & 2. Her chapbooks, Real Women Drive Trucks and Press One for More Options published in 1997 and Age Changes in 2017, her collection of 90 poems, Twist and Turns in 2019.


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