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.
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.
How can a mashup lead to a sonnet like Tom C. Hunley’s? See the cool exercise that can make it happen.
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).
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!
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.
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.
What is your region inspiring you to write? For poet Chip Livingston, the shores of Uruguay simply begged to speak through a pantoum.
Take a poetic trip with this fine group of talented poets—in a capstone evening reading event for National Poetry Month. Bring your travel mug and keys!
What can the villanelle offer a poet? Ashley M. Jones has a suggestion—and a container for obsession or sorrow.
Form poetry: not just for grad school anymore. Welcome to your guided tour of ‘How to Write a Form Poem,’ by Tania Runyan.
Why write a pantoum? Poet Marjorie Maddox shares her reasons, on the wings of poetry and song.
Why write a sestina? Direct from Florida, poet Celia Lisset Alvarez gives you a few fabulous reasons.
Looking for a wonderful book to inspire you this National Poetry Month? Try out ‘How to Write a Form Poem: A Guided Tour of 10 Fabulous Forms.’
How best to write tragedy? Poet David K. Wheeler suggests the soft sorrow of the pantoum.
Tweetspeak’s official Poet Laura, Tania Runyan, has been hard at work finishing up her latest title, How to Write a Form Poem. Get a sneak peek at what’s coming.