Poetry

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Haiku

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Haiku

Haikus are rather mysterious as far as poems go. At least, I always thought so and because we spent most of last month counting syllables, I thought we could look at Haikus and keep counting - to 17 as it were. Also, because today is…
Poetry 101: How To Analyse A Poem

Poetry 101: How To Analyse A Poem

Reading and commenting on a poem is a new adventure for many of us in the 12 Poems in 12 Months Challenge. We are here to learn and grow as writers and poets and we all want to give and receive valuable feedback.  Here are…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – Free Verse

In a previous post, we discussed the sonnet, which has a specific structure and is divided into stanzas with a set number of lines, which must then have the right number of syllables, for example. So, it seems easy to say that Free Verse is…
Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems - The Sonnet

Poetry 101: Kinds Of Poems – The Sonnet

In the coming months I would like to discuss various forms of poetry, including today's topic: The Sonnet. There are many, many different kinds of poems. Some have very little, or seemingly no structure, like free verse poetry, and others have rigid guidelines and even…
Poetry 101_ What Is A Poem

Poetry 101: What Is A Poem?

So, it turns out I’m going to be writing poems this year. I’m not a poet. At least, I haven’t been one for a while or maybe never, but I am very excited about this challenge. I dabbled with poems a long time ago and…
15 Reasons To Write Poetry

15 Reasons Why You Should Write Poetry

Why should you write poems? Because they’re awesome, but also because poetry is even more condensed that the short story. I find writing poems challenging and they make me approach writing differently. 15 Good Reasons To Write Poetry They also: Allow you to brainstorm. Because…

The Day Jobs Of 12 Famous Poets

World Poetry Day is an initiative of UNESCO. It is a day to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is held on 21 March each year. Grant Snider of Incidental Comics illustrates the day jobs of 12 famous poets. Source for comic: Incidental Comics…
33 Quotes By Poets On Poetry

33 Quotes By Poets On Poetry

World Poetry Day is an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is a day to appreciate and support poets and poetry around the world. It is held on 21 March each year. To celebrate, I chose these quotes by poets…
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