When you think you’re grounded in reality, a form like the sonnet might lead you to the imaginary. It did for Susan Rothbard in her apple poem!
Can the villanelle come round again? Poet Richard Pierce responds to Dylan Thomas’s famous villanelle with a powerful one of his own.
If it’s about anything, The Great Gatsby is about dreams and longing. But does Jay Gatsby cherish the dream of Daisy more than Daisy herself?
Sometimes a poem can start as free verse and as things go, the poem is asking to be written in form. Barbara Crooker’s acrostic shows the way.
What does the writer need in order to go forward? So many things. This “blessing for writers” wishes them for you, beginning with a silken string…
Find out how Jack Kerouac brought Jim Kacian to haiku at the perfect time in his life. He would go on to be the founder of The Haiku Foundation.
Join Callie Feyen and walk a spiral staircase with Tania Runyan, poet and author of “How to Write a Form Poem,” in order to understand the sestina.
How can a mashup lead to a sonnet like Tom C. Hunley’s? See the cool exercise that can make it happen.
We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Washington and its state waterfall: Palouse Falls. Plus a poetry prompt!
Elise Paschen shows us how it’s all about teleutons if you want your mysterious possibility in your sestina.
When your ode is also a sonnet. Ron Wallace shows how a golden form poem decided to play with expectations (and intentions).
Chapters 3 and 4 of The Great Gatsby are full of mystery, contradictions and linguistic switch-ups as the books themes begin to take shape.
When you begin a poem, do you ever feel like a particular form is calling? Isaac Willis shares why he chose the sonnet for this architect love poem…
What if you want to match a physical sensation to a poetic form? Maureen E. Doallas shows you how, in this pantoum from ‘How to Write a Form Poem.’
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
You could win two books from the popular “How To” trio, when you tell us your poetry story. You can tell it in prose or poetry. We might even ask to publish it!
What do you do when the tap goes dry? Join our Children’s Book Club for a YA climate change thriller, “Dry.”
How can you discover your poetic habits and create new ones that change your poetic music? Poet David Wright’s cello-based sonnet shows the way.
She never dreamed she’d be a Cacao Chemistry chocolate artist. Then a dream came true, and so did the ganache and gold leaf.
What happens when you begin to erase parts of a text? Can poetry rise to the surface? Katie Manning made it so, with the book of Ecclesiastes.