How do we decide on the shape of a poem? Where’s the best place to break the line, and what impact does the white space around a poem have on the reader? What’s the relationship between form and content? What is more important – saying what we need to say, or using language to call attention to language? Through discussion and writing exercises we’ll consider all of these questions and more, offering participants the opportunity to explore form, white space and the line break as a kind of playfulness and the door to a different kind of writing freedom.