Can the villanelle come round again? Poet Richard Pierce responds to Dylan Thomas’s famous villanelle with a powerful one of his own.
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.
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.
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…
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
What can the villanelle offer a poet? Ashley M. Jones has a suggestion—and a container for obsession or sorrow.
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.
We’re delighted to announce a wonderful writing book that’s sure to inspire you this National Poetry Month! 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.
Not all the boys on the island will admit it, but homesickness is one of the greatest challenges the Lord of the Flies characters face. Poet Tania Runyan and the boys of the island explore a “letters home” epistolary poetry prompt.
Join author Callie Feyen as she acknowledges some beastly feelings, and through the gift of small things, turns them into poetry.
Feeling all the feelings these days? Consider containing them (and letting them breathe) in a villanelle.
What does joy that is unhoped for look like? Join author Callie Feyen as she explores the warmth of gloves and other gifts from the pandemic.
“The Hobbit” is more than a book for children. Callie Feyen considers how to learn from Bilbo and write poems of experience.
What do you do when reading (or living) a difficult story? Callie Feyen suggests you consider poetry and Shakespeare’s Fool from ‘Twelfth Night.’