From careful study of Japanese poetry like haiku, Adelaide Crapsey crafted the cinquain. Learn about the similarities between the two poetry forms, the “superposition” of poetic elements, and create a cinquain of your own.
The inspiration for the modern cinquain form was the simple style and flow of the early English five-line stanza. Check out a poem from one of the foundational poets who influenced the modern cinquain and write some lines of poetry with us.
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover vermilion. Learn facts about this expensive (and sometimes deadly) color, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
Adelaide Crapsey offered her unique stamp on American poetry with the cinquain. Learn more about this easy-to-practice poetry form and apply what you’ve learned with some cinquain poetry of your own. Join us!
Colors have cool histories, intriguing origins, cultural meanings, wonderful names. Today, discover jasmine. Learn cool facts about this soothing color, hear its pronunciation, and write a truly colorful vignette or haiku!
Never mind the naysayers, this is your chance. It’s your turn to fly. Read about the humorous poem, “Darius Green and His Flying Machine” and learn a bit about those who thought flight was for the birds. Preen your feathers and write some high-flying poetry with us!