Chennai Mathematical Institute


CMI Arts Initiative Online Workshop
Date and time: Friday, September 3rd, 16:00 to 18:00 IST
Poetry Is Everywhere: An Introduction to Found and Visual Poetry

Resource Person: Shloka Shankar


Shloka Shankar is a poet, editor, publisher, and self-taught visual artist from Bangalore, India. She enjoys experimenting with Japanese short-forms and myriad found poetry techniques alike. A Best of the Net nominee and award-winning haiku poet, her poems and artwork have appeared in over 200 online and print venues of repute. In addition, she has edited and co-edited six international poetry anthologies since 2016. Shloka is the Founding Editor of the literary & arts journal Sonic Boom and its imprint Yavanika Press. When she isn't poring over manuscripts, you can find her making abstract art, digital collages, or conducting poetry workshops. Website: Instagram: @shloks23

About the workshop:

Poetry Is Everywhere: An Introduction to Found and Visual Poetry is Shloka's signature workshop created during the pandemic in 2020. It introduces participants to these sometimes overlooked genres of experimental writing. What you will learn:

- What is found poetry?
- What characterizes a good found poem?
- Types of found & visual poems
- How to create poetry out of nothing & everything