It’s difficult to tell a story with a sestina. And that’s exactly why Benjamin Myers explored a Muse story with this hard-to-hold form.
What if one of your end words talked back, saying it needed to go? Murray Silverstein shows how you can be illuminated by your sestina’s own way.
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.
Elise Paschen shows us how it’s all about teleutons if you want your mysterious possibility in your sestina.
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
In the first installment of our book club, Tania Runyan introduces The Great Gatsby characters—human and otherwise—and invites readers to a Gatsby sestina.
Why write a sestina? Direct from Florida, poet Celia Lisset Alvarez gives you a few fabulous reasons.
By Hand is a monthly prompt focused on freeing our words by using our hands. This month, we’re exploring cooking and baking with Megan Willome as our guide.
From mind-reading cat ears, to Trouble Coffee in two locations, the San Francisco Mischief Café is full of adjustments.
We invite you to respond to the poems we’ll share here—their forms, images, sounds, meanings, surprises. Up today? A sestina.
My favorite poetic form, the sestina, gives me space to explore implication.
The sestina, like a song, helps us say what we want to say without really saying it.