Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

featuring your next read! From the Author Throughout time, the poet has used words to convey feelings, share ideas and unite the reader with their vision. Think Tanka uses the traditional structure of Japanese lyric poetry to unite the reader to the vision of the poet. If you can "see" what she is trying to … Continue reading Significant Poetry Reads: “Think Tanka – Vision in Verse,” by Annette Rochelle Aben, @YouAreTheExpert

The #TankaTuesday 2022 Poetry Challenge Schedule

This is our last #TankaTuesday post for 2021. I've taken a holiday from the blog starting December 27 through January 2, 2022. Our first #TankaTuesday post will be January 4, 2022. After careful consideration of all your wonderful prompt suggestions, I've compiled the weekly challenge prompts for 2022. Feel free to copy the prompt images … Continue reading The #TankaTuesday 2022 Poetry Challenge Schedule

Treasuring Poetry – An introduction to Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse edited and compiled by Colleen Chesebro and Jules Paige

Robbie Cheadle and Kaye Lynn Booth are the best hosts! Thanks for having me over and thank you for the wonderful review of Word Weaving #1. ❤

Writing to be Read

Today, I am delighted to introduce you to Word Weaving #1: A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, The Moons of Autumn, a delightful collaboration of syllabic poems by a variety of poets, edited and compiled by Colleen Chesebro and Jules Paige.

By way of background, Colleen Chesebro has run a weekly syllabic poetry challenge on her blog, Word Craft: Poetry and Prose for years. She has been a guiding light to the poetry community, sharing her knowledge about the many different forms of syllabic poetry and encouraging poets to experiment and all learn together.

What inspired you to put together a poetry anthology, is it a once off or will there be others?

My inspiration for the syllabic poetry journal came about when I realized that many of the poets who joined in my weekly challenge did not have the ways or means to publish their own…

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December 2021 Update

Hello everyone! This past weekend brought damage to my town of East Lansing, Michigan. We had wind gusts over 60 MPH, which toppled power poles and caused a train wreck. Apparently, the damage extended to Comcast/Xfinity, which supplies my cable and internet. I was without Wi-Fi from Saturday until late last evening. https://www.wlns.com/news/windstorm-cuts-power-to-many-in-east-lansing/ Thankfully, we … Continue reading December 2021 Update

#TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Poet’sChoice (with a twist)

It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own poetry form—It’s up to you! This is our last Poet's Choice for 2021... I have a request. Let's write a poem using a form of your choice about Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, and any festival or tradition you … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Poet’sChoice (with a twist)

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 254 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

The Holidays Are Almost Here! Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I've read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community writers and poets. I know I am! Email … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 254 | #SpecificForm: tanka prose

Meet the Poet: D. L. Finn

Welcome to Meet the Poet, a Word Craft Poetry feature written to introduce you to the poets in our writing community. This is a way to get to more about the poet and their work. Did you know many of our poets are accomplished fiction and non-fiction authors? Some of our poets are also artists, … Continue reading Meet the Poet: D. L. Finn

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 254, #SpecificForm

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! Time is flying by! It's the fifth Tuesday of November 2021! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. Take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. This week's form is: tanka prose Here's a quick review of the tanka prose form: We typically write tanka … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 254, #SpecificForm

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 253 #ThemePrompt

The Holidays are Approaching I've updated the #TankaTuesday book gallery! Check it out! Books are splendid gifts to give for the holidays. I've read a few articles which said print books are taking longer to make and that Amazon is trying hard to keep up with demands. Shop early and order soon. Support your community … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 253 #ThemePrompt