So much is changing—has changed—in this world. Rebecca D. Martin finds a deep leaving-truth in her first villanelle and her first experience as a teacher.
Prompted to write a villanelle, Sandra Heska King created a container for sorrow and endings. You could try it, too.
What two things must your villanelle have—to make it minimally successful? Find out in this Echo and Narcissus poem from poet John Poch!
A soccer coach inspiring a villanelle? It could happen. (Indeed, it did, in this villanelle from Todd C. Truffin.)
Can the villanelle come round again? Poet Richard Pierce responds to Dylan Thomas’s famous villanelle with a powerful one of his own.
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.
What can the villanelle offer a poet? Ashley M. Jones has a suggestion—and a container for obsession or sorrow.
Feeling all the feelings these days? Consider containing them (and letting them breathe) in a villanelle.
Just one more week until Take Your Poet to Work Day. Meet our final poet in this year’s collection, Sylvia Plath.
Can night poetry have sunshine? If you’re Emily Dickinson, you might find a way to mix dark and light by speaking symbolically.
In honor of the 2013 Trekkies high holy day (the debut of the new movie Into Darkness, opens May 16th), we’re featuring Star Trek poems.
A poem for Christmas by L.L. Barkat: Ghost of Christmas Present.
I admire a well-executed villanelle in the same way I admire a Baroque Tromp-l’oeil ceiling
Like most poetry built on refrains, the villanelle steers away from narrative ideals, away from conversation and linear exchange