InVerse: Poetry Writing Workshop


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InVerse will connect word and wonder, image and imagination, questions and quests. Yeats famously said: Out of our quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of our quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. The workshop will use the form and flexibility of poetry to reflect upon our relationships with ourselves and the world that we must negotiate. Participants will be led through introspective discussions, word-associations and examples of classical and experimental poetry. From ballads to shape poems, they will go through a behind-the-scenes journey that will assist with their own writing. They will be guided to develop their poetic voice and also practice fresh ways of expression. The course will also share information related to publishing opportunities, magazines and contests related to poetry.

InVerse Poetry Writing Online Workshop

Completing this workshop will help you:

  • Understand what makes poetry unique with respect to other forms of expression
  • Explore outlets for sharing and publishing their poems
  • Know when to break the rules
  • Work closely with the line, the verse and the page
  • Compose poems that are true to your voice
  • Access and nurture your own poetic sensibilities
  •  Find poetry in your everyday worlds, both internal and external

About the Mentor

Pervin Saket Poetry Writing Mentor

Pervin Saket

Author and Poet

Pervin Saket is the author of the novel ‘Urmila’ and of a collection of poetry ‘A Tinge of Turmeric’. She is the 2021 Fellow for the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, and was shortlisted for the Srinivas Rayaprol Poetry Prize 2020. Her novel has been adapted for the stage, featuring classical Indian dance forms of Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi. Her work has been featured in ‘The Indian Quarterly’, ‘The Joao-Roque Literary Journal’, ‘Paris Lit Up’, ‘Usawa Literary Review’, ‘Tiferet’, ‘Borderless Journal’, ‘The Madras Courier’, ‘Alipore Post’, ‘Cold Noon’, ‘Breaking the Bow’ and others. Pervin is co-founder of the annual Dum Pukht Writers’ Workshop held at Pondicherry, India. She is also the Managing Editor of the poetry collective The Quarantine Train.

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    Manjusha Dole

    Awesome Growth

    I learnt wonderful insights and styles of poetry and enjoyed myself with a wonderful group at Inverse Poetry Writing Workshop. Beautiful explanation by Pervin Saket and the way she put up different forms of poetry made it easier to understand and implement.
    Well coordinated and organized, appreciation to Pervin Saket, Aziz Rajabali & Living Bridge team.
    looking forward for another one like this !

    26 August, 2021
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    Shreya Ravi Kumar

    An Excellent Intro to Writing Poetry

    The InVerse Poetry Writing Workshop was a wonderful introduction to the world of poetry and words. Pervin’s workshop covers the basics as well as the nuanced elements that most mentors may miss mentioning! Pervin reassured us participants to allay our fears and believe in our voices while focusing on our inner and outer sensibilities.

    I found the workshop extremely useful, especially as she shared several resources to follow up on our learning and get our writer-poet selves exposed to new and old works/forms of poets/poetry. She gave many insights into the publishing industry and editor’s requirements, apart from tips on practicing writing while learning to trust our instincts and push our boundaries of perception and knowledge. As the ‘Overview’ of the workshop aptly sums up, “InVerse will connect word and wonder, image and imagination, questions and quests.”

    I’m hoping there is a next level to this workshop, where we explore more kinds of poetry and writing methods and dig deeper into the delightful world of poetry.

    19 August, 2021
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    Shashi Velath

    Poetry Workshop

    The two-day workshop was managed, 3 hours each day, was structured well and managed wonderfully by Pervin. Good balance between learning about the craft and practice. Thank you

    21 July, 2021
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    Prema Viswanathan

    For better and for verse

    For someone who hadn’t penned a poem since childhood, this session was an eye-opener as well as an inspiration. What was very useful was the blend of the poetic and the practical. Alongside showcasing examples of different genres of poetry and encouraging spontaneity in the wannabe poets, Pervin also provided tips on how to embellish our experiments and carrying them through to the publication stage. It was also great interacting with my fellow poets in the class. Thank you, Pervin, and Aziz, who made the whole process so seamless.

    23 May, 2021
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  • Anjali Gaba

    Wonderful Experience!

    Extremely pertinent content and a very proficient mentor. Was introduced to different forms of poetry, previously unknown to me, via discussions and exercises. Gave me a comprehensive view especially of the recent top-notch poets and how to create poetry on their lines. The workshop, the mentor and Living Bridge are highly recommended.

    20 May, 2021
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