We have Adelaide Crapsey, the butterfly, the reverse, Spanish quintillas and Sicilian quintains. Don’t miss our new How to Write a Cinquain infographic and cheer for your favorite variation.
We’ve added a little challenge this week as we’re learning to write the reverse cinquain. Hop in and take a ride with us—in reverse gear. It’s going to be fun.
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.
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!